Media contact

Sue Dengate is usually available on (+61) 02 6654 7500 (business hours, Eastern Standard Time, UTC/GMT +10hrs) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mobile 0408 801 490. NOTE: Contrary to attributions sometimes made by the media, Sue Dengate is not a nutritionist but a food intolerance expert.

Media enquiries can also be addressed to

  • Bron Pollnitz in Adelaide This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 08 8299 9208


Recent media releases.  Photographs are available below

2016 When healthy isn't (August 2016) - Fedup Roadshow talks information

7 ways to ‘game’ the new Food Standards Code (March 2016)

2015 Fedup Roadshow talks: When 'healthy' means trouble  /   as Word file

2013 Media Release for all Fedup Roadshow talks: Labels no help

2012 Media Release for Fedup Roadshow talks When 'natural' means trouble  /  as Word file

2011 Media Release for Fedup Roadshow To eat or not to eat?

2010 Media Release for Fedup Roadshow Fed up with food labels?

2009 Groups welcome food labelling review: Call for better labelling

2009 Food warning labels

2008 FSANZ colour report misses the real issue says consumers

2008 High profile Australians push campaign to ban harmful additives

2007 Time for action on kids and food colours

2007 Food additives again shown to worsen children's behaviour – when will regulators act? asks Network

2007 Let's halve asthma rate in children, says Network


Sue Dengate BA DipEd

Sue Dengate is a psychology graduate and former high school teacher who became interested in the effects of food additives after the birth of her first child more than 20 years ago. Since then, Sue has focused on the effects of food chemicals on children's behaviour, health and learning ability. She is author of the bestselling Fed Up series, published by Random House Australia. In 2001, Sue completed a round the world 'supermarket tour' to compare the use of food additives in 15 countries. Her groundbreaking study about the behavioural effects of a common bread preservative was published in a medical journal in 2002. Sue, helped by her husband Dr Howard Dengate, a food scientist, runs the Food Intolerance Network through the website Sue was an Australian of the Year finalist in 2009.

Howard Dengate BSc (Food Tech) PhD

Dr Howard Dengate studied food technology at the University of NSW, worked in dairy and wheat research before becoming Director of the Agricultural Research Institute, Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1984. He was then for 14 years in senior executive positions with Australia's Northern Territory Government, focussed on sustainable development of the Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 and the Katherine Daly Basin, attraction of commercial agribusiness, and development of international trade. With 34 years of experience in agribusiness, he resigned from the public service in 2003 to work on agribusiness finance and investment boards, in development of trade with Asia and in consumer advocacy, which has been his fulltime task since 2008.


Photos for media (click on thumbnails, each photo 200-400Kb)

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Sue Dengate, author and food intolerance expert, 2010 (left) 2012 (right)


The failsafe magnifying wallet card 2010


Sue Dengate receiving her finalist award in the Australian of the Year from the Deputy Premier of NSW, 18/11/2009.


Sue Dengate at NSW finals of the Australian of the Year, with supporters Jenny Ravlic and Kathleen Daalmeyer of Additive Education in Melbourne, husband Dr Howard Dengate, and long-term failsafe contact Sheryl Sibley from Canberra, 18/11/2009.


Sue Dengate with display of nasty foods, 2009.


Sue and Howard Dengate with a display of nasty foods, 2009.


Sue Dengate at Nana Glen Primary School additive-free trial, 2008.

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