Category: Events

09 Nov 2020

World Children’s Day Webinar by UNICEF and WHO: 20 November 2020

To mark World Children’s Day on the 20th of November, UNICEF and WHO are hosting a webinar titled “Towards a healthy weight for all children – maintaining momentum in challenging times”. This webinar will focus on the global efforts to prevent childhood overweight and obesity with discussion on the opportunities and challenges to promote early […]

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09 Nov 2020

Food, COVID-19 and Sensible Policy: Time to #FixFood

To celebrate World Food Day on the 16th of October, The George Institute hosted a discussion with Professor Dariush Mozaffarian of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Prof Mozaffarian provided a background on the burden of disease due to poor diets, the steps that can be taken to fix diets and food […]

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09 Nov 2020

New online course launched on World Hypertension Day, 17 October 2020

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2020 was “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”, emphasising accurate measurement, effective control and a healthy long life. The Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization and Resolve to Save Lives hosted an online event and presented a new virtual course and new tools to improve blood […]

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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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