Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Yeatman, H. (2008). Window of opportunity - positioning food and nutrition policy within a sustainability agenda. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32 (2), 107-109.


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.