Food policy for future generations: integrating public health and environmental goals [poster]
Keywordspublic health nutrition
ecological sustainable development
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AbstractThe aim of this research is to identify how well Australian food policy adopts a public health approach and integrates considerations of climate change. In addition, the barriers and opportunities for Australian food policy to achieve a coherent public health and climate change foci will be identified. The specific objectives are to: identify the paradigms and values that exist in the policy community relating to food policy, public health and climate change; map and critically examine the existing policies in each domain (food, health, climate change); describe the actors, processes, power and governance structures that currently exist across the policy domains; develop strategies with which to address the: process and power barriers for developing and implementing Australian food policy; identify opportunities for creating Australian food policy with a coherent public health and climate change approach. This research is timely given the Australian Federal government's current food policy focus with the release of the: draft Australian Dietary Guidelines (NHMRC 2011), National Food Plan Issues paper (DAFF 2011), Food and Health Dialogue (DoHA 2011) and Australia and Food Security in a Changing World (PMSEIC 2010). In addition, it is necessary due to the Australian Federal government's release of the draft Proposed Basin Plan (MDBA 2011) and Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011(ComLaw). This poster will provide a summary of the interim literature review's findings, in particular: an assessment of the paradigms and values that exist in the policy community relating to food policy, public health and climate change.
Australian Postgraduate Awards
Kharis, R. & Friel, S. (2012). Food policy for future generations: integrating public health and environmental goals. Poster presented at the Population Health Congress, Adelaide, 10-12 September 2012