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Applying Systems Thinking to Improve a Hospital Food Retail Environment

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“Healthier options tend to get lost in the noise of online” – Australian shoppers’ experiences with online grocery platforms

Recordings and Videos

‘Inside Our Supermarkets’ Australia 2024 Report launch

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Putting your money where your mouth is: Accelerating investment action for healthy and sustainable food systems in Australia

Research Summary

Research Summary: How much is invested in obesity prevention in Australia?

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How much is invested in obesity prevention in Australia?

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Building prevention research science communication and knowledge translation capacity through multidisciplinary collaboration

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Australian hospital healthy retail policies – an analysis and scoping review of potential impacts on dietary behaviours

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How much is invested in obesity prevention in Australia? An analysis of major research and Federal Government funding, 2013–2022

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Supporting the next generation of prevention research leaders to conduct effective research-policy partnerships

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Collaboration for advancing chronic disease prevention research, practice, and policy

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Co-Creation in Public Health Research: An Introduction to Basic Principles

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City of Ballarat – Local Food-EPI: Assessment of local government policies for creating healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable food systems

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Central Goldfields Shire Council – Local Food-EPI: Assessment of local government policies for creating healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable food systems

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SPECIAL REPORT: A snapshot of the RE-FRESH-funded ‘Knowledge Exchange Award’ journeys of our early-to-mid-career researchers from 2019-2023

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UNICEF Summary Report: The Role of Food Retailers in East Asia and Pacific

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (Domestic) – 2023: Oriana Ruffini

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A systems framework for implementing healthy food retail in grocery settings

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The economic costs of alcohol-related harms at the local level in New South Wales

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (International) – 2023: Tara Boelsen-Robinson

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Spillover effects of childhood obesity prevention interventions: A systematic review

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Convenience as a dimension of food environments: A systematic scoping review of its definition and measurement

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (International) – 2023: Clara Gomez Donoso

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (Domestic) – 2023: Huong Tran

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (International) – 2023: Dr Tailane Scapin

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City of Greater Bendigo – Local Food-EPI: Assessment of local government policies for creating healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable food systems

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Local Food Systems Policy Index (Local Food-EPI+) – Assessment of local government policies for creating healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable food systems in Victoria, Australia

Recordings and Videos

Live-streamed panel event recording: ‘Research & Practice’: Exploring how public health research has supported government & health and wellbeing agencies to deliver effective health promotion and prevention strategies

Recordings and Videos

Webinar recording: University food environments in Australia

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Chocolate unicorns and smiling teddy biscuits: analysis of the use of child-directed marketing on the packages of Australian foods

Our People

EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (International) – 2023: Jasmine Chan

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A comparative analysis of the cost-utility of the Philippine tax on sweetened beverages as proposed and as implemented

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Landscape analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing metrics for consumer nutrition and health in the food and beverage sector

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Combining systems thinking approaches and implementation science constructs within community-based prevention: a systematic review

Recordings and Videos

VIDEO: The potential of using co-creation as an approach to improve the healthiness of food retail environments

Research Summary

Evaluation of the introduction of the YMCA healthy food and beverage policy

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Evaluation of the introduction of a healthy food and drink policy in 13 community recreation centres on the healthiness and nutrient content of customer purchases and business outcomes: an observational study

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Strengthening local government policies to address health inequities: perspectives from Australian local government stakeholders

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Guidance Framework to Support Healthier Food Retail Environments for Children: A practical tool for nutrition and children’s rights in the food retail sector (UNICEF)

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Summary Report (2021-2023): Network on Children’s Rights and Nutrition in the Food Retail Sector (UNICEF)

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Evidence Review of food retailer actions to support healthier supermarket environments for children – UNICEF NBIM initiative on nutririon and children’s rights in the food retail sector

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (International) – 2023: Dr Tari Forrester Bowling & Dr Miranda Blake

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (Domestic) – 2023: Bettina Backman

Research Summary

The COACH framework for guiding food environment change

Recordings and Videos

CO-creation and evaluation of food environments to Advance Community Health (COACH): Example video

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CO-creation and evaluation of food environments to Advance Community Health (COACH)

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Developing Co-Creation Research in Food Retail Environments: A Descriptive Case Study of a Healthy Supermarket Initiative in Regional Victoria, Australia

Research Summary

Research summary: Overview of jurisdictional nutrition standards for publicly-funded institutions in Australia

Research Summary

Research Summary: Global overview of national nutrition standards for publicly-funded institutions around the world

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RE-FRESH Year 4 Report

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Co-creation of health-enabling initiatives in food retail: academic perspectives

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Dissemination of public health research to prevent non-communicable diseases: a scoping review

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Lived experience of participants who engaged in the co-creation of initiatives to improve children’s health in a rural Australian community

ENROL NOW: “Transforming Retail Food Environments to be Health-Enabling” – 2023 Short Course

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Towards healthy food retail: An assessment of public health nutrition workforce capacity to work with stores

Recordings and Videos

Webinar recording: ‘Supporting families to make healthy supermarket choices: the Danish experience – with visiting Danish PhD student Katrine Duus

Recordings and Videos

Webinar recording: Healthy Retail Toolkit (launch) – A ‘how-to’ guide that supports hospitality retailers to offer healthier foods in their cafes

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Adoption, implementation, and sustainability of early childhood feeding, nutrition and active play interventions in real-world settings: a systematic review

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Co-creation Approach in Practice: Naming a Cafe Located within a Rural Health Service Provides Added Value to a Health Strategy

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The structure of the Canadian packaged food and non‑alcoholic beverage manufacturing and grocery retailing sectors through a public health lens

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‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Emma McMahon – RE-FRESH Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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Public Support for Nutrition-Related Actions by Food Companies in Australia: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Findings from the 2020 International Food Policy Study

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Implementation of a food retail intervention to reduce purchase of unhealthy food and beverages in remote Australia: mixed-method evaluation using the consolidated framework for implementation research

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Healthy Food Prices Increased More Than the Prices of Unhealthy Options during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Concurrent Challenges to the Food System

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The implementation and effectiveness of outlet-level healthy food and beverage accreditation schemes: A systematic review

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Understanding weight status and dietary intakes among Australian school children by remoteness: A cross-sectional study

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The influence of share buybacks on ill-health and health inequity: an exploratory analysis using a socio-ecological determinants of health lens

Our People

‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Tailane Scapin – RE-FRESH Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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Integrating nutrition and obesity prevention considerations into institutional investment decisions regarding food companies: Australian investment sector perspectives

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Consumer willingness to pay for healthier food products: A systematic review

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Assessing the Cost of Healthy and Unhealthy Diets: A Systematic Review of Methods

Recordings and Videos

Webinar recording: Exploring the value of working in partnership to drive meaningful change in healthy food retail

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Validation of the Thumbs food classification system as a tool to accurately identify the healthiness of foods

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The impact of primary school nutrition policy on the school food environment: a systematic review

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award (Domestic) – 2022

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Cost-effectiveness of LiveLighter® – a mass media public education campaign for obesity prevention

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Preventive health resource allocation decision-making processes and the use of economic evidence in an Australian state government—A mixed methods study

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Reflexive Evidence and Systems interventions to Prevention Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (RESPOND): protocol and baseline outcomes for a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised prevention trial

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Exploring the effects of added sugar labels on food purchasing behaviour in Australian parents: An online randomised controlled trial

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RE-FRESH researcher recognised with national award

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‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Emalie Rosewarne – RE-FRESH Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Moosa Al Subhi – RE-FRESH Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Meron Lewis – RE-FRESH Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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A mixed-methods evaluation of a health-promoting café located in a small health service in rural Victoria, Australia

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Food industry perspectives on potential policies targeting unhealthy food and beverage price promotions in Australian supermarkets

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RE-FRESH research Dr Miranda Blake features in Casey Cornucopia documentary series

Research Summary

Our work in Health Services Settings: an impact case study

Research Summary

Eat Well @ IGA – an innovative healthy supermarket initiative supported by IGA stores, Deakin University, the City of Greater Bendigo and VicHealth

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Accelerating implementation of healthy food policies in retail outlets: Abridged report

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Local government policies on healthy food promotion and obesity prevention: results from a national Australian survey

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Implementation and sales impact of a capacity building intervention in Australian sporting facility food outlets: a longitudinal observational study

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Protocol for a novel sodium and blood pressure reduction intervention targeting online grocery shoppers with hypertension – the SaltSwitch Online Grocery Shopping (OGS) randomised trial

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Change in the Healthiness of Foods Sold in an Australian Supermarket Chain Following Implementation of a Shelf Tag Intervention Based on the Health Star Rating System

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Understanding Enablers and Barriers to the Implementation of Nutrition Standards in Publicly Funded Institutions in Victoria

Recordings and Videos

VIDEO: Co-Creation 101

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Co-creation, co-design, co-production for public health – a perspective on definition and distinctions

Recordings and Videos

VIDEO: What is co-creation?

Recordings and Videos

Healthy food retail systems workshop: Part 2 recording

Recordings and Videos

Healthy food retail systems workshop: Part 1 recording

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Cost and affordability of healthy, equitable and more sustainable diets in the Torres Strait Islands

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Co-creation of healthier food retail environments: A systematic review to explore the type of stakeholders and their motivations and stage of engagement

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‘IN PROFILE’ SERIES: Meet Carmen Vargas Ares – Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher

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Healthy Stores 2020: An Impact Case Study Report on an innovative pilot study with far-reaching outcomes

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A Successful Intervention Research Collaboration Between a Supermarket Chain, the Local Government, a Non-governmental Organization and Academic Researchers: The Eat Well @ IGA Healthy Supermarket Partnership (book chapter)

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Generating change through collective impact and systems science for childhood obesity prevention: The GenR8 Change case study

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RE-FRESH Year 3 Report

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Underinvestment in nutrition research for at-risk populations: An analysis of research funding awarded in Australia from 2014 to 2021

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Cost–Benefit and Cost–Utility Analyses to Demonstrate the Potential Value-for-Money of Supermarket Shelf Tags Promoting Healthier Packaged Products in Australia

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Nutrition-Related Information on Alcoholic Beverages in Victoria, Australia, 2021

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Consumption Frequency and Purchase Locations of Foods Prepared Outside the Home in Australia, 2018 International Food Policy Study

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Characterizing the Health of Older Rural Australians Attending Rural Events: Implications for Future Health Promotion Opportunities

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Economics of sedentary behaviour: A systematic review of cost of illness, cost-effectiveness, and return on investment studies

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Latest Trends in Investing for Improved Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

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Beyond food swamps and food deserts: Exploring urban Australian food retail environment typologies

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A cost–benefit analysis framework for preventive health interventions to aid decision-making in Australian governments

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Factors Influencing Implementation, Sustainability and Scalability of Healthy Food Retail Interventions: A Systematic Review of Reviews

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Testing the Accuracy of a Bedside Screening Tool Framework to Clinical Records for Identification of Patients at Risk of Malnutrition in a Rural Setting: An Exploratory Study

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Does the prevalence of promotions on foods and beverages vary by product healthiness? A population-based study of household food and drink purchases in New Zealand

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A Proposed Research Agenda for Promoting Healthy Retail Food Environments in the East Asia–Pacific Region

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A Theory of Change for Community-Based Systems Interventions to Prevent Obesity

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Development of the University Food Environment Assessment (Uni-Food) Tool and Process to Benchmark the Healthiness, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability of University Food Environments

Recordings and Videos

RE-FRESH and UNICEF Video: marketing of food to children

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Benchmarking for accountability on obesity prevention: evaluation of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) in Australia (2016 – 2020)

Recordings and Videos

Webinar recording: Healthier Hospitals: Transitioning healthcare food retail environments

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Costing recommended (healthy) and current (unhealthy) diets in urban and inner regional areas of Australia using remote price collection methods

Journal Articles

Point-of-sale nutrition information interventions in food retail stores to promote healthier food purchase and intake: A systematic review

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Systems thinking for Aboriginal Health: Understanding the value and acceptability of group model building approaches

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Association between the school physical activity environment, measured and self-reported student physical activity and active transport behaviours in Victoria, Australia

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Price promotions offered by quick service restaurants in Australia: analysis from an obesity prevention perspective

Research Summary

Healthy Vending at Deakin

Research Summary

Deakin University Healthy Vending Policy Evaluation: Video

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Healthy Vending at Deakin University

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Policy processes leading to the adoption of ‘Jamie’s Ministry of Food’ programme in Victoria, Australia

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Favorable Commercial and Health Behavior Impacts of a Healthy Vending Policy at an Australian University

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Evaluating the implementation and customer acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage reduction initiative in 30 Australian aquatic and recreation centres

Journal Articles

Maternal knowledge explains screen time differences 2 and 3.5 years post-intervention in INFANT

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RE-FRESH Year 2 report

Research Summary

Evaluation of the VicHealth Water in Sport initiative: video

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Business outcomes of healthy food service initiatives in schools: A systematic review

Journal Articles

Do taxes on unhealthy foods and beverages influence food purchases?

Journal Articles

The influence of corporate market power on health: exploring the structure-conduct-performance model from a public health perspective

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Healthiness of foods and non-alcoholic beverages according to store type: A population-based study of household food and drink purchases in New Zealand

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Action-oriented prospective policy analysis to inform the adoption of a fiscal policy to reduce diet-related disease in the Solomon Islands

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The ‘Eat Well @ IGA’ healthy supermarket randomised controlled trial: process evaluation

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Mapping factors associated with a successful shift towards healthier food retail in community-based organisations: A systems approach

Research Summary

Healthy Stores 2020 Policy Action series: Healthy policy to support retailers and communities

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Healthy Stores 2020 Policy Action Series: Introduction

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Healthy Stores 2020 Policy Action series: Part 1: Healthy food and drink promotion

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Healthy Stores 2020 Policy Action series: Part 2: Unhealthy food and drink promotion

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Healthy Stores 2020 Policy Action series: Part 3: Price and price promotion

Journal Articles

Understanding the healthfulness of outlets providing lunch and dinner meals: a census of a rural food retail environment in Victoria, Australia

Journal Articles

Energy-dense, nutrient-poor food and beverage sales in Australia: where and when products are sold, and how sales are changing over time

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Food Supply and Demand in Australia: Utilising Group Model Building to Identify Retailer and Customer Perspectives

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A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Health-Promoting Food Retail-Based Interventions

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Healthy Stores 2020: Reducing merchandising of discretionary food to improve health

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Understanding the dynamics of obesity prevention policy decision-making using a systems perspective: A case study of Healthy Together Victoria

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The Extent to Which Obesity and Population Nutrition Are Considered by Institutional Investors Engaged in Responsible Investment in Australia – A Review of Policies and Commitments

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Benchmarking as a Public Health Strategy for Creating Healthy Food Environments: An Evaluation of the INFORMAS Initiative (2012–2020)

Recordings and Videos

How healthy are Australia’s supermarkets?

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Inside our supermarkets

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The characteristics and extent of food industry involvement in peer-reviewed research articles from 10 leading nutrition-related journals in 2018

Research Summary

Cost and affordability of healthy, sustainable and equitable diets in the Torres Strait Islands

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Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia

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Traditional Food Energy Intake among Indigenous Populations in Select High-Income Settler-Colonized Countries: A Systematic Literature Review

Infographics

Healthy Stores 2020 infographic

Reports

RE-FRESH Year 1 report

Journal Articles

The effect of front-of-package labels or point-of-sale signage on consumer knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding sugar-sweetened beverages: a systematic review

Infographics

Engaging small businesses in healthy food service initiatives

Journal Articles

Effect of restricted retail merchandising of discretionary food and beverages on population diet: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

Journal Articles

The Development and Application of a Tool for Quantifying the Strength of Voluntary Actions and Commitments of Major Canadian Food Companies to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Their Products

Journal Articles

Barriers and facilitators to implementing a healthier food outlet initiative: perspectives from local governments

Journal Articles

Benchmarking the Nutrition-Related Policies and Commitments of Major Food Companies in Australia, 2018

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A Mobile App to Rapidly Appraise the In-Store Food Environment: Reliability, Utility, and Construct Validity Study

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Availability and placement of healthy and discretionary food in Australian supermarkets by chain and level of socio-economic disadvantage

Journal Articles

A comprehensive overview and qualitative analysis of government-led nutrition policies in Australian institutions

Journal Articles

The Advertising Policies of Major Social Media Platforms Overlook the Imperative to Restrict the Exposure of Children and Adolescents to the Promotion of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages

Research Summary

Understanding public support for policies that promote healthy food environments

Reports

Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Diets: Cost and Affordability in Queensland

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

Journal Articles

The association between national income and adult obesity prevalence: Empirical insights into temporal patterns and moderators of the association using 40 years of data across 147 countries

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EMCR Knowledge Exchange Award – Domestic (2019)

Research Summary

Removal of unhealthy drinks from display in a self-service café: what do customers think and do they continue to buy healthier drinks?

Journal Articles

Increasing the Price of Alcohol as an Obesity Prevention Measure: The Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Introducing a Uniform Volumetric Tax and a Minimum Floor Price on Alcohol in Australia

Infographics

What can a soft-drink free policy in sport centres achieve?

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Limited dietary interventions in rural Australian communities: A systematic review

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Change in drink purchases in 16 Australian recreation centres following a sugar-sweetened beverage reduction initiative: an observational study

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The Modelled Population Obesity-Related Health Benefits of Reducing Consumption of Discretionary Foods in Australia

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Understanding the LiveLighter® obesity prevention policy processes: An investigation using political science and systems thinking

Recordings and Videos

Retailers are the gatekeepers to healthy retail change

Recordings and Videos

Supermarket price promotions: frequency, healthiness of items, and their potential role in improving health

Journal Articles

A comparison of the modelled impacts on CVD mortality if attainment of public health recommendations was achieved in metropolitan and rural Australia

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RE-FRESH Knowledge Exchange Award (International) Year 1, 2019

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A systematic review of the Australian food retail environment: Characteristics, variation by geographic area, socioeconomic position and associations with diet and obesity

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Research Summary

Healthy Stores 2020: A healthy strategy for retailers and communities

Journal Articles

Prevalence of healthy and unhealthy food and beverage price promotions and their potential influence on shopper purchasing behaviour: A systematic review of the literature

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Food Retail Environments in Greater Melbourne 2008–2016: Longitudinal Analysis of Intra-City Variation in Density and Healthiness of Food Outlets

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The Healthiness of Food and Beverages on Price Promotion at Promotional Displays: A Cross-Sectional Audit of Australian Supermarkets

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How Coca-Cola Shaped the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health: An Analysis of Email Exchanges between 2012 and 2014

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Identifying opportunities to strengthen school food environments in the Pacific: a case study in Samoa

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Targeting Children and Their Mothers, Building Allies and Marginalising Opposition: An Analysis of Two Coca-Cola Public Relations Requests for Proposals

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Systematic review of the impact of nutrition claims related to fat, sugar and energy content on food choices and energy intake

Research Summary

Food retail environments: their relationships with health outcomes, socioeconomic measures and geographical area

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A multi-country survey of public support for food policies to promote healthy diets: Findings from the International Food Policy Study

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An accountability evaluation for the International Food & Beverage Alliance’s Global Policy on Marketing Communications to Children to reduce obesity: A narrative review to inform policy

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Investigating menu kilojoule labelling policy adoption from a political science perspective

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Benchmarking the commitments related to population nutrition and obesity prevention of major food companies in New Zealand

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BIA‐Obesity (Business Impact Assessment—Obesity and population‐level nutrition): A tool and process to assess food company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and population nutrition at the national level

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The revolving door between government and the alcohol, food and gambling industries in Australia

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Food and Beverage Price Promotions: an Untapped Policy Target for Improving Population Diets and Health

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National policies to prevent obesity in early childhood: Using policy mapping to compare policy lessons for Australia with six developed countries

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Measuring Rural Food Environments for Local Action in Australia: A Systematic Critical Synthesis Review

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Issues in Measuring the Healthiness of Food Environments and Interpreting Relationships with Diet, Obesity and Related Health Outcomes

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Associations between School Food Environments, Body Mass Index and Dietary Intakes among Regional School Students in Victoria, Australia: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Measuring Rural Food Environments for Local Action in Australia: A Systematic Critical Synthesis Review

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