23 November 2023
In this live-streamed panel event on December 5, 2023, the Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retal Environments for health (RE-FRESH) and the Nourish Network brought together a group of our partners to discuss how our research can continue to support them to improve the health of food environments and deliver evidence-based health promotion strategies.
The panel discussion was led by the Director of RE-FRESH, Nourish Network and Deakin University’s Insititute for Health Transformation, Alfred Deakin professor. Anna Peeters AM, and covered the type of evidence partners value, how research supports their aims and how we can all work collaboratively to bring abour wide-reaching food environment change.
The panel’s academic and practice experts included:
- Brigitte Annois, Nutrition Policy Advisor at the Healthy Eating Advisory Service at Nutrition Australia, who leads the implementation of Victorian Government’s Policy Directive for all Victorian Public Health Services.
- Sherridan Cluff, Senior Dietitian at Health and Wellbeing Queensland, who is a partnering with RE-FRESH researchers on a study to improve the healthiness of food retail environments, at scale.
- Victoria Hobbs, Coordinator of the Nourish Network, who will be speaking from her experience as a facilitator between researchers and government/health agencies working to deliver effective health promotion; and
- RE-FRESH researcher Dr Tailane Scapin, from the Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition at Deakin University, who collaborates with UNICEF to develop action-oriented strategies to create healthier retail food environments for the prevention of child overweight and obesity in East Asia.