Translating the science behind eating well and staying healthy – NHMRC – 18 February 2013

Posted on February 19, 2013. Filed under: Dietetics | Tags: , |

Translating the science behind eating well and staying healthy – NHMRC – 18 February 2013
 
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Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 – AIHW – 17 July 2012

Posted on July 17, 2012. Filed under: Dietetics | Tags: , |

Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 – AIHW – 17 July 2012

“Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 highlights the key components of the food and nutrition system. It describes the system from ‘paddock to plate’ and how food choices affect our health and the environment. Did you know:
* Australia produces enough food to feed 60 million people.
* More than 9 in 10 people aged 16 and over do not consume sufficient serves of vegetables.
* One in 4 children have an unhealthy body weight and 6 in 10 adults are overweight or obese.
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, rural and remote Australians and socioeconomically disadvantaged people are more at risk of diet-related chronic disease than other Australians.

ISBN 978-1-74249-323-7; Cat. no. PHE 163; 250pp.

Media release: Too much food, too little balance on Aussie plates

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New hospital nutrition standards – NSW Health media release – 15 December 2011

Posted on January 3, 2012. Filed under: Acute Care, Dietetics | Tags: , |

New hospital nutrition standards – NSW Health media release – 15 December 2011

New food and nutrition standards for NSW public hospitals will set the benchmark for hospital food in Australia, the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, announced today.

The new standards will provide a comprehensive statewide guide to the preparation of more than 22 million hospital meals each year.”

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Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase 1 Report – Institute of Medicine – 13 October 2010

Posted on October 14, 2010. Filed under: Dietetics | Tags: , , |

Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase 1 Report – Institute of Medicine – 13 October 2010

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“The federal government requires that most packaged foods carry a standardized label—the Nutrition Facts panel—that provides nutrition information intended to help consumers make healthful choices. In recent years, manufacturers have begun to include additional nutrition messages on their food packages. These messages are commonly referred to as “front-of-package” (FOP) labeling. As FOP labeling has multiplied, it has become easy for consumers to be confused about critical nutrition information. In considering how FOP labeling should be used as a nutrition education tool in the future, Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake a two-phase study with the IOM on FOP nutrition rating systems and nutrition-related symbols. The Food and Drug Administration is also a sponsor.

In Phase 1 of its study, the IOM reviewed current systems and examined the strength and limitations of the nutrition criteria that underlie them. The IOM concludes that it would be useful for FOP labeling to display calorie information and serving sizes in familiar household measures. In addition, as FOP systems may have the greatest benefit if the nutrients displayed are limited to those most closely related to prominent health conditions, FOP labeling should provide information on saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium.”

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