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Not all Big Food should be at the table

14 November 2014

The public health sector should engage with the food industry – but not all food companies are worth a conversation, says food system investigator Professor Sharon Friel.

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The food industry: Finding common ground

10 November 2014

Public health should avoid “slinging rocks and arrows” at the food industry if it wants to tackle the complexity of the obesity epidemic, says public health leader Professor Diane Finegood.

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Victoria embraces systems thinking in prevention

7 October 2014

Dr Shelley Bowen says systems thinking is transforming Victoria’s approach to preventing obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease.

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Talking the walk: health planners urged to attend conference

8 September 2014

Sydney will host a conference where health planners can share strategies to make our cities more walkable – reducing one of the key risk factors for chronic disease, physical inactivity.

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Evaluating prevention – not just about the bottom line

28 July 2014

Economic analysis of prevention programs has traditionally focused on measuring the bottom line, but it doesn’t often capture all the benefits of prevention programs.

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Measuring how city design affects health

5 June 2014

In the annals of public health, few stories so clearly illustrate the link between city design and health as the tale of the Broad Street pump in 19th century London.

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Tackling complex problems requires a new type of thinking

22 May 2014

When Professor Ockie Bosch applied for a grant from the Gates Foundation, he had just two pages to make his case for systems thinking stand out among the thousands of applicants.

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Building an equitable system for healthy food

8 April 2014

If Sharon Friel needs proof that social and environmental factors determine a large part of what people eat, she only has to look at her own childhood in the east end of Glasgow.

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