Guest: Dr Melissa Stoneham
Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest Bio: Dr Melissa Stoneham has been the WA Director at the Public Health Advocacy Institute for nine years. She is also the principal of a Public Health Consultancy business. Dr. Stoneham has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of public and environmental health, with particular skills in the area of health promotion, public policy and advocacy. She has worked with and for local, state and commonwealth government agencies, universities, professional associations and international Aid organisations, WHO in Africa and Secretariat of Pacific Communities in Noumea, working in a range of fields including environmental health, occupational health, health promotion, health policy and advocacy.
Segment Overview: Being a public health advocate, Dr. Stoneham shares her views on the possible impact of a fast food chain sponsoring a national sports event, which means having billboards and advertisements promoting unhealthy food options for kids and adults. Just recently, Hungry Jacks has announced that it will be the new naming rights holder of the National Basketball League (NBL) for 2017 and 2018 season. Hungry Jacks is the Australian fast food franchise of Burger King Corporation, home of the famous Whopper burgers.