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Food & Nutrition Special Interest Group


Co-convenors: Helen Vidgen ( and Julie Woods (

Committee members:

Tasmania                            Judy Seal
Victoria                               Dr Karen Campbell         
Western Australia               Dr Christina Pollard
South Australia                   Patricia Carter
New South Wales               Megan Cobcroft
Northern territory                Megan Ferguson
Queensland                        Simone Braithwaite, Nikki Boswell


 Aims and Objectives

The objectives of the Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group (FANSIG) are to:

  • provide a focal point for discussion of and action on public health food and nutrition issues;
  • provide a formal vehicle for networking, advocacy and collaboration in public health nutrition;
  • promote development of a framework for education and professional development of public health workers interested in public health nutrition, and;
  • ensure that public health nutrition is represented in the affairs of the Public Health Association of Australia Inc.

Current Events

Nutrition Workshop - Navigating through nutrition policy in Australia
14 May 2014
For more information click here
Registration Cost $50
Venue: Room 360, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Queensland
Click here to Register

2013AGM Minutes 2013 (Draft Minutes)
FANSIG Annual Report 2011
2009-2010 Annual Report 2009 - 2010 (PDF)


February 2012
Food and Nutrition Webinar held 15th February 2012
Food and Nutrition Webinar Presentation: Held 15 February 2012

2012 Improving Public Health through the Australian and New Zealand Food Regulation System

Click this link for  Presentation to FSANZ Board 4 May 2011


2010 -Submission Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy
2010 - PHAA Policy- Health Claims on Food
2010 PHAA Policy-Food and Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance in Australia
2010 Submission to NHMRC Dietary Guidelines Secretariat
2009 A new food guidance system for Australia - Foundation and Total Diets

March 2009 Submission Food Regulation Secretariat - Front of Pack Labelling Policy Guideline Consultation Paper
February 2009 Submission into Community Stores in Remote Aboriginal
February 2008 PHAA Submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on Proposal P293 - Nutrition, Health and Related Claims
December 2007 Submission to Food Regulation Standing Committee on the Draft Policy Guidelines - Addition to Food of Substances other than Vitamins and Minerals
November 2007 Submission for Revision of the Core Food Groups 1994 (PDF)
April 2005 Submission for Revision of the Core Food Groups 1994 (PDF)

Past Events

2005 Nurture and Nourish Colloquium Emerging methodologies
and theoretical aspects of public health nutrition

FSANZ and PHAA Food and Nutrition SIG WORKSHOP - 26September 2010
presented by Dorothy Mackerras Click here for Presentation    

FANSIG and HP SIG Joint Workshop 2009 - Food-Related Interventions for Obesity
1.0 Workshop Introduction - Pdf
1.0 Workshop Introduction -Audio MP3

Speakers Presentations

2.1 Dr Sarah McNaughton - Pdf
2.1 Dr Sarah McNaughton - Audio MP3
2.2 Dr Malcolm Riley - Pdf
2.2 Dr Malcolm Riley - Audio MP3
3.0 Workshop  - Audio MP3
3.1 Dr Karen Campbell - Pdf
3.2 Dr Rachel Laws - Pdf
3.3 Assoc Professor Steven Allender - Pdf
3.4 Dr Christina Pollard - Pdf


December 2007 Achievements against FAN SIG Work Plan 2007 (PDF)
April 2007 FAN SIG Workplan (PDF)

Meeting Agenda

FAN SIG Meeting Agenda (PDF)

for June 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Agenda (PDF)

for May 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Agenda (PDF)

for April 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Agenda (PDF)

for February 2007

Meeting Minutes

FAN SIG AGM Meeting Minutes (PDF) 2012

FAN SIG Meeting Minutes (PDF)

December 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Minutes (PDF)

June 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Minutes (PDF)

May 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 2007

FAN SIG Meeting Minutes (PDF)

February 2007

SIG Forums

The FAN SIG Forum provides an area for FAN SIG members to post information, respond to and discuss various articles of interest and to interact with fellow members.

Link to Forums (you will be required to login to access this area)

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