Nutrition

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The role of Australian local governments in creating a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system

Despite much work on creating healthy food systems, local governments in New South Wales and Victoria struggle to prevent the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. This report details the issues and offers suggestions for improvement.
Journal article

Indigenous community-led programs to address food and water security: protocol for a systematic review

This article seeks to provide insights on models and mechanisms to encourage action and metrics for quantifying success of Indigenous community-led programs to improve food and water security.
Guide

Healthy eating guidelines for New Zealand babies and toddlers (0-2 years old)

This document provides updated population health recommendations for feeding babies and toddlers, from birth to two years of age, to promote healthy growth and development and help establish healthy eating behaviours.
Journal article

Cultural adaptation of health interventions including a nutrition component in Indigenous peoples: a systematic scoping review

This paper is the first to characterise cultural adaptation strategies used in health interventions with a nutrition component for Indigenous peoples. While the majority used multiple cultural adaptation strategies, few focused on involving Indigenous constituents at a deep level.
Report

Childhood overweight and obesity: the impact of the home environment

Parenting practices, styles and modelling of behaviour influence their children’s dietary intake, movement and health behaviours. This report looks at how nutrition, movement, psychological health, surrounding environmental factors and socioeconomic factors influence childhood overweight and obesity within the home environment.
Report

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.
Guide

Identifying and responding to food insecurity in Australia

This practice guide and its companion practice paper describe the prevalence, experience and impact of food insecurity in Australia, identifying the populations most at risk and exploring various responses.
Report

Understanding food insecurity in Australia

This practice paper, and its companion practice guide, describe the prevalence, experience and impact of food insecurity in Australia, identifying the populations most at risk and exploring various responses.
Journal article

Effects of food policy actions on Indigenous peoples’ nutrition-related outcomes: a systematic review

There has been no systematic synthesis of the evidence of effectiveness of food and nutrition policies for Indigenous peoples around the world. This review fills that gap.
Infographic

Developing a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living: VicHealth guide to best practice

There’s an urgent need for the government and health organisations to collaborate and turn the tide on childhood obesity. In response, VicHealth convened a roundtable of nine key organisations in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living.
Report

Turning the tables: making healthy choices easier for consumers

This report exploring public attitudes towards healthy eating finds that the food market in the UK is not working for consumers, with too many in the UK facing significant barriers to eating healthy diets.
Report

Results from the 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)

This summary provides detailed state and territory tables and facts sheets using data from the 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey.
Report

Summary of nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This publication is a plain language summary that provides a comprehensive overview of key information on food, diet and nutritional health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
Journal article

Policies influencing the provision of healthy food and drinks in local government‐owned sport and recreation facilities in Victoria, Australia

This study assessed the policies, attitudes and practices of local governments in Victoria, Australia, relating to obesity prevention and the provision of healthy food in their sporting facilities.
Report

Global food and water security in 2050: demographic change and increased demand

Ensuring that there is enough food to supply the demand that is expected to accompany population growth to 2050 is one of the major challenges of this century.
Report

The state of Indonesian food security and nutrition

Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.
Policy report

Policy briefs from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

This major report provides policy briefs on major topics for women’s health and wellbeing. It draws on an array of ALSWH research work undertaken over the past decade that has been published with peer review and that provides sufficient evidence to warrant a series of...
Report

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.
Report

Fiji: poor nutrition and agricultural decline has caused food security slump

Food availability in Fiji is generally good, especially when compared to other Pacific islands. While this has led to lower food security concerns, Fiji suffers from a double burden of over- and under-nutrition.
Report

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: building resilience for peace and food security

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016–2025 call on all countries and stakeholders to act together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and...