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Window of opportunity - positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Public health professionals have an opportunity to refocus national attention on food and nutrition policy, within a sustainability agenda. A broadly based national Food and Nutrition Policy was developed in 1992. However, its implementation has been selective and primarily based within the health sector. Other major policy areas, for example; industry, agriculture and trade, have dominated Australian nutrition and health policy. A broad, whole-of-government commitment to a comprehensive food and nutrition policy that engages with the community is required to achieve outcomes in terms of public health, a sustainable environment and viable food production for future generations.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Yeatman, H. (2008). Window of opportunity - positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32 (2), 107-109.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42549135512

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1654

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 109

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.phaa.net.au//documents/LivingWellANZJPHApril.pdf

Abstract


  • Public health professionals have an opportunity to refocus national attention on food and nutrition policy, within a sustainability agenda. A broadly based national Food and Nutrition Policy was developed in 1992. However, its implementation has been selective and primarily based within the health sector. Other major policy areas, for example; industry, agriculture and trade, have dominated Australian nutrition and health policy. A broad, whole-of-government commitment to a comprehensive food and nutrition policy that engages with the community is required to achieve outcomes in terms of public health, a sustainable environment and viable food production for future generations.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Yeatman, H. (2008). Window of opportunity - positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32 (2), 107-109.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42549135512

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1654

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 109

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.phaa.net.au//documents/LivingWellANZJPHApril.pdf