Food and women’s health

Clearinghouse Connector – March 2013

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Australia’s food and nutrition Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012

Australian dietary guidelines Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013

Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2011-2015 Victoria. Department of Health, 2011

Victorian Health Monitor food and nutrition report Victoria. Department of Health, 2012

Women and food (Women’s Health Issues Paper) Women’s Health Victoria, 2012

Nutrition : women’s extra needs (Better Health Channel Factsheet) Victoria. Department of Health, 2012

Food insecurity

Food insecurity in Australia: what is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it? Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011

Women and food insecurity (Women’s Health Issues Paper) Women’s Health Victoria, 2010

A future for food: addressing public health, sustainability and equity from paddock to plate Public Health Association of Australia, 2008

Feeding the family in an unfamiliar environment: food insecurity among recently resettled refugees Sydney South West Area Health Service, 2008

Mental health

Eating disorders: a current affair National Eating Disorders Collaboration, 2012

A prospective study of diet quality and mental health in adolescents PLoS One, 2011

Association of Western and traditional diets with depression and anxiety in women American Journal of Psychiatry, 2010

Eating behaviours

Pragmatic randomised trial of a 12-week exercise and nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women BMC Public Health, 2012

Is the perception of time pressure a barrier to healthy eating and physical activity among women? Public Health Nutrition, 2009

Why do some women of low socieoeconomic position eat better than others?: findings from the SESAW study Deakin University. Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, 2007

Intake of fruit, vegetables, and fruit juices and risk of diabetes in women Diabetes Care, 2008

Related websites

Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council Nutrition and diet publications

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Food and nutrition page

Heart Foundation Women and heart disease page

Jean Hailes Nutrition and health for women at midlife

Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet Review of nutrition and growth among Indigenous peoples

National Eating Disorders Collaboration NEDC publications

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