Food and Health

Welcome to Food and Health

Food is a major part of the Australian and global landscape, and its production and consumption underpins the population’s health and well being. Current health, economic and environmental imperatives mean that food and health will continue to have an impact on Australia’s future.

How does food affect health? Food and Health combines research in Smart Foods and Public Health Nutrition to address questions on a continuum from how food affects the body, to how people come to choose food and under what circumstances; thus examining food effects in a broader social and political context.

Food Nutrition and Health

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Professional Associations

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National Food Plan

Read the Food and Health Strategic Research Initiative's response [pdf 158kb] to Issues Paper to inform development of a National Food Plan.