Category: Events

29 Oct 2019

Pacific Island Health Research Symposium

On the 29th and 30th of August the Fiji National University hosted the Pacific Island Health Research Symposium on the Coral Coast, Fiji. The Symposium was the biggest conference of its kind in Fiji, and included presentations from students and academics from Fiji, neighboring Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand. A diverse range of […]

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29 Oct 2019

Costa Rica – World Health Day celebration

The Costa Rican team of the multi-center project “Scaling-up and evaluating salt reduction policies and programs in five countries in Latin America” launched open educational materials for World Heart Day celebrations on the 29th of September. These educational materials are intended to sensitize and develop skills in children, adolescents and their families to reduce excessive […]

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26 Aug 2019

To legislate or not to legislate? The need for legislative policies in food reformulation

During this year’s International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity conference a symposium was conducted on the use of legislation to aid reformulation and create healthier food environments. A/Prof Jacqui Webster chaired the symposium which included three presentations, the first by Clare Farrand from The George Institute (TGI) on a rapid review of sugar […]

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26 Aug 2019

Creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments – Putting lived experiences first

A thought leadership event on ‘creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments’ was held on the 20th of June at the George Institute’s Oxford office. The event involved a keynote presentation by Prof Corinna Hawkes, distinguished fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Corinna focused on the need for a “people-centred” approach that draws on […]

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26 Aug 2019

Heart Foundation Reformulation Readiness Webinar

Following on from our  last newsletter, on the 26th of July, the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership in collaboration with Vanessa Clarkson (Food Systems and Nutrition Policy consultant), held a webinar on “Reformulation Readiness – A best practice guide to salt reduction for Australian food manufacturers”. The webinar outlines the 9 steps for salt reduction reformulation […]

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26 Aug 2019

Food Governance Conference 2019

On the 3rd-5th of July, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and The George Institute for Global Health hosted the second Food Governance Conference. The conference had a focus on the role of human rights, law, regulation and policy, in addressing food system issues and challenges. Keynote presentations were given by […]

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05 Jun 2019

Launch of ‘Reformulation Readiness – a best practice guide for Australian food manufacturers’

On May 3rd 2019, the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership, consisting of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), the Heart Foundation, The George Institute for Global Health and other partners, launched Australia’s first how-to guide for salt reduction in processed and packaged foods, titled ‘Reformulation Readiness: A best practice guide to salt reduction for Australian food […]

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23 May 2018

World Hypertension Day Promotion and Events

World Hypertension Day was on the 17th of May, please see links below to a sample of promotion and events that took place: Australia: “Because I Say So” video campaign   For World Hypertension Day, The George Institute for Global Health, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the International Society of Hypertension have […]

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27 Mar 2018

Know your numbers – World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension League is targeting hypertension awareness with World Hypertension Day on the 17th of May. The theme of Know Your Numbers is aiming to increase awareness of high blood pressure. This campaign ties in with May Measurement Month, through the International Society of Hypertension, and is a global synchronised screening campaign, setting up free [...]
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17 Feb 2017

World Salt Awareness Week 2017

This year World Salt Awareness Week will be held from the 20th to 26th of March, with the theme ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer.’ The World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) will be calling on the food and drink industry to start or continue their reformulation efforts to meet national salt reduction targets; governments to [...]
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