Monitoring food and nutrition is of significant public health importance. This report provides information about novel data sources that could be used for monitoring food and nutrition to guide future use and strengthen the evidence available for policy makers.
Policy responses to food insecurity in remote Indigenous communities: social security, store pricing and Indigenous food sovereignty
This paper outlines policy options to respond to the increasing prevalence of remote Indigenous food insecurity.
FoodWise, a national campaign run by not-for-profit group DoSomething, says Australians throw out $8 billion worth of edible food every year.
This playbook details 23 behaviour change strategies to help food service companies support diners in choosing more sustainable, plant-rich dishes when shopping or dining out – action that’s important for meeting global emissions goals and achieving the Paris Agreement on climate change.
This rerview examined the impact of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System against its specific objectives. In short, the HSR is performing well, but some improvements are needed.
State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019: safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns
This report presents the latest estimates on food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at the global and regional levels. It signals that significant challenges remain in the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.
China is experiencing an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), which is devastating its pig farms. this paper argues that the Chinese response to the crisis has not been well managed. Quarantine efforts have failed and a culture of secrecy around reporting outbreaks has made...
Development of Australia's front‐of‐pack interpretative nutrition labelling Health Star Rating system: lessons for public health advocates
This article argues that actions to improve nutrition are often highly contested, particularly if the desired outcome competes with commercial interests. However, by deploying a structured approach to public health advocacy, it is possible to influence government, despite opposition from commercial interests.
Food, water, energy, waste: an examination of socio-technical issues for urban prosumers: Part 2 (Results and Discussion)
The purpose of this paper (parts I and II) is to examine the socio-technical factors that affect urban food production and associated energy, water and waste services. Part I introduced the growing role of prosumers, discussed the context of the human relationship with food and...
Food, water, energy, waste: an examination of socio-technical issues for urban prosumers – Part 1 (Context)
The human relationship with food is an under-acknowledged contributor towards climate change and environmental degradation. However, citizens’ choices and actions regarding food consumption and production in urban settings are shaped by the economic, cultural and infrastructure systems in which they live.