Transforming retail food environments to be health-enabling

Event Details


Time to AEST

Event Series CERI

Location Online

Do you or your team members need to upskill to successfully and confidently step in to influence food retail environments to be more health enabling? Interested in gaining the specialist skills and knowledge from the practitioners, policy makers and researchers working at the cutting edge of this rapidly growing practice area? …then don’t miss this opportunity!

World experts will lead a nine-week course for public health and health promotion practitioners, dietitians, nutritionists, and those with influence on public health policy.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) has partnered with one of its member organisations, Monash University, and the Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE) to design and deliver this innovative and one-of-a-kind professional development online short course.

Participants will learn the theory of consumer decision making, the power of marketing and retail merchandising and how, when and where to intervene to facilitate change in practice and policy for improved population health outcomes – with rare access to the world-leading researchers who have grown the evidence base in this rapidly developing practice area in Australia and overseas. The nine-week course (27 July – 21 September) will be delivered via interactive two-hour Zoom workshops 9:00am-11:00am each Thursday.

Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe, Jane Dancey, Dr Megan Ferguson, Dr Luke Greenacre, Associate Professor Catherine Mah, Dr Emma McMahon, Dr Meaghan Christian, Dr Tailane Scapin, Dr Adyya Gupta and Amy Wilson are among the presenters.

Course topics

  • Week 1: Food retail and health: The why
  • Week 2: Marketing and consumer choice theories
  • Week 3: Retailers and suppliers: expectations and obligations
  • Week 4 & Week 5: Evidence for improved health: What works?
  • Week 6: Engaging with retailers: The how
  • Week 7: Monitoring and evaluation
  • Week 8: Australian and International law, regulation, and social responsibility
  • Week 9: Case studies from around the world

For more information on the course visit here

Applications close 20 July 2023.