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 […]

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 […]

Heart Foundation Reformulation Readiness Webinar

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 as well as helpful tools and services to assist manufacturers with […]

Food Governance Conference 2019

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

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 […]

Salt Summit held in India to discuss national salt reduction strategy

The George Institute for Global Health, in association with Arogya World, organized a Salt Summit in Delhi, India on 9 February 2017. The forum was attended by key representatives from government, food industry, academia, research organizations, community and media. It brought out recommendations and action steps for reduction of salt consumption and development of a […]

Evaluation of the work of WHO CC on Population Salt Reduction

We would like to request for your time to complete a short evaluation of the newsletter and the work of WHO CC on Population Salt Reduction through this link. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if there is anything that we can do to support you in your […]

World Salt Awareness Week 2017

Eat less salt advice written with plastic letter beads on granulated salt – healthy food lifestyle

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 […]

2nd Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific

Clare Farrand and Joseph Alvin Santos represented the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute at the Second Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific, held from 28-29 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The objectives of the meeting were: to promote, report and share successful progress of the […]