Window of opportunity – positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda
Article first published online: 11 APR 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2008 Public Health Association of Australia
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 107–109, April 2008
How to Cite
Yeatman, H. (2008), Window of opportunity – positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32: 107–109. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00184.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2008
- Submitted: September 2007 Revision requested: October 2007 Accepted: February 2008
- Food and nutrition policy;
- policy window;
- government policy.
AUTHOR: Public health professionals have an opportunity to refocus national attention on food and nutrition policy, within a sustainability agenda. A broadly based national Food and Nutrition Policy was developed in 1992. However, its implementation has been selective and primarily based within the health sector. Other major policy areas, for example; industry, agriculture and trade, have dominated Australian nutrition and health policy. A broad, whole-of-government commitment to a comprehensive food and nutrition policy that engages with the community is required to achieve outcomes in terms of public health, a sustainable environment and viable food production for future generations.