Report

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.
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.
Article

We need to Close the Gap on health. But even official dietary advice disadvantages Indigenous people

Recently announced Closing the Gap targets aim to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, however, culturally safe dietary advice needs to be included in these targets.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is scepticism about FODMAPs causing gut problems justified?

Are FODMAPs a type of food that causes digestive problems for up to one in three people?
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

Meat flaps and turkey tails: Are fatty, cheap cuts of meat the cause of obesity in the South Pacific?

Obesity rates have risen faster in the South Pacific than anywhere else over the last 30 years and are expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future. The importation of fatty, cheap cuts of meat is often blamed for the high prevalence of obesity...
Report

Pacific food systems: a policy review

This review seeks to apply a food systems approach to analysing non-communicable diseases (NCD) policy developments in the Pacific region.
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

Energy labelling for alcoholic beverages in New Zealand: Impact on consumer purchase and consumption

This research by the National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland measures the impact of energy labelling on alcoholic beverages, on consumer purchase or consumption behaviour in a New Zealand population.
Report

Energy labelling for alcoholic beverages in New Zealand: Consumer perceptions

This qualitative research provides insight into consumers’ awareness of, and views around, energy (kilojoules/calories) labelling on alcoholic beverages.
Report

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments: 2019 progress update Australian governments

Unhealthy diets and obesity are leading contributors to poor health in Australia. This report argues that addressing obesity and improving population diets requires a comprehensive government response at Commonwealth and State and Territory levels.