The final report makes 22 recommendations to government, including establishing a National Obesity Taskforce, reviewing food labelling and dietary guidelines, introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, restricting TV advertising, and supporting related health promotion activities.
The purpose of this report is to investigate the adequacy of the Australian diet across various life stages to help inform the evidence-base in relation to nutrition-related health determinants for chronic conditions.
This document is intended to provide advice to the market about key elements of the design of the Nauru Health System Support Project (NHSSP). A more comprehensive design will be provided to those organisations successful at the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) stage and...
This study expands on current knowledge and further defines the breadth of market influence that the top ten food companies have within the Australian food context, and how they use their brand power to create an illusion of choice for consumers.
For the past three years, NCOSS has travelled around NSW, speaking to members about the issues that are important to them and their communities. Cost of living has come up as one of the key challenges, particularly in the context of its impact on healthy...
Timor-Leste’s high rate of malnutrition impedes the population’s ability to break the cycle of poverty and, at the national level, is a burden on national development. As a Least Developed Country, with a high poverty rate, achieving food and nutrition security is crucial for Timor-Leste’s...
This report has been provided in response to a request by the Ministry of Health in April 2017 to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, to review the health benefits and risks of folic acid fortification...
The objective of this research was to investigate the association between domains of nutrition risk with hospitalisations and mortality for New Zealand Māori and non‐Māori in advanced age.
The VicHealth healthy eating strategy 2017–2019 is part of VicHealth’s organisational goal to have one million more Victorians with better health and wellbeing, including 200,000 more Victorians adopting a healthier diet by 2023.
The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information on diet and nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
Nutrition is an important, but under-appreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.
This study examined sodium and potassium urinary excretion by socioeconomic status (SES), in a sample of Australian schoolchildren.
Though biological factors of sex and life-stage affect women’s nutritional needs, women’s food choices and dietary practices are strongly influenced by structural, social and economic factors. This paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food.
This article examines how Australian food manufacturers are responding to global initiatives to reduce people's salt consumption.
Fiscal‐food policies use taxes to alter relative food prices so as to change diets and are suggested for reducing non‐communicable diseases in the Pacific. Price elasticity estimates used by advocates of fiscal‐food policies are often biased and may make policy makers too optimistic about small...
This article describes food provision and evaluates menus in New Zealand childcare services.
Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCBs).
We exist in a world where 30 percent of people are starving while the planet's human population continues to surge. Our natural resources like water and arable land are shrinking and pollution and dramatic changes in climate are increasing, all alongside whilst there are concerns...