Food consumption


Novel sources of data for monitoring food and nutrition

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do Australians waste $8 billion worth of edible food each year?

FoodWise, a national campaign run by not-for-profit group DoSomething, says Australians throw out $8 billion worth of edible food every year.

Playbook for guiding diners toward plant-rich dishes in food service

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.

Health star rating system: five year review report

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.

African Swine Fever in China: turmoil ahead for food prices and the Chinese economy

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...
Journal article

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 waste reduction action plan

This plan sets out how the Scottish Government, public sector organisations, businesses, industries and consumers can work together to reduce food waste.
Journal article

Health-promoting food pricing policies and decision-making in very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community stores in Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communities in Australia experience a disproportionate burden of diet-related chronic disease. This paper describes health-promoting food pricing policies, their alignment with evidence, and the decision-making processes entailed in their development in community stores across very remote...