Advocacy

Low household income is strongly associated with the likelihood of food insecurity, according to the Child Poverty Monitor 2020. Over half (56%) of children living in families receiving financial assistance don't always have enough healthy food to eat.The proposed expansion of Ka Ora, Ka Ako (the...

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FoPL) of packaged foods can promote healthier diets. Australia and New Zealand (NZ) adopted the voluntary Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme in 2014. We studied the impact of voluntary adoption of HSR on food reformulation relative to unlabelled foods and examined differential...

These policy dossiers, from the World Obesity Federation, provide a summary of evidence and resources to help policymakers, NGOs and others when seeking to implement a policy in their country.The dossiers includes summaries and links to a series of systematic reviews, cost studies, advocacy reports, recommendations, stakeholder...

A new look at children from the world’s richest countries offers a mixed picture of their health, skills and happiness. For far too many, issues such as poverty, exclusion and pollution threaten their mental well-being, physical health and opportunities to develop skills.  Read UNICEF report ...

7 September 2020Carolyn Watts is a public health consultant. She chairs the board of The Common Unity Project. My segue into public health came from a deep interest and passion in research. I first trained as a dietitian and worked as a paediatric dietitian for several...