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Lifescripts resources

Resources to assist GPs and their practices to manage lifestyle-related risk factors.

2010Current

Annual Report of the Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula 2007 - 2008

The Panel monitors compliance with the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement). The aim of the MAIF Agreement is to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes when they are necessary.

2009Current

The MAIF Agreement - What is it and what does it mean for you?

The information below has been published in a fold-out brochure for distribution to the public and interested parties. The brochure is available for download from this website and printed copies may also be requested from the APMAIF Secretariat.

2009Current

Anorexia nervosa: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers

This treatment clinical practice guideline is for adolescents and adults who have anorexia nervosa or who believe they are at risk of developing it. The guide contains the latest research available on anorexia nervosa and recommendations from recovered consumers to assist you to choose the best kind of treatment.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Resource and Ordering Guide

This page contains the Get Up & Grow- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood, Resource and Ordering Guide.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Staff/Carers Book

Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity to all staff and carers in early childhood settings.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - First foods: Food from home

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The importance of drinking water

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - First foods: Food provided by the early childhood setting

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The role of parents in children's active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Stickers

Four full colour stickers for early childhood settings.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Breastfeeding and returning to work

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Positive eating practices

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The importance of active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Keeping children on the move

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Getting out and about: outdoor active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Food ideas for busy parents

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

CD ROM

The Get Up & Grow CD-ROM contains each of the Get Up & Grow brochures and information inserts on healthy eating and physical activity for settings to include in newsletters.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Infant formula

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Cooking for Children Book

Provides information and advice on early childhood nutrition, menu planning and food safety. Contains delicious and nutritious recipes for settings and families.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Posters

Six posters for early childhood settings to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Lunchbox ideas: Meals for early childhood settings

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Developing movement skills

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Directors/Coordinators Book

The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Family Book

Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Decisions about down time: a balancing act

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Annual Report of the Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula 2004 - 2007

The Panel monitors compliance with the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement). The aim of the MAIF Agreement is to help ensure safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding.

2008Current

Food and Nutrition Policy Summary Report (1998)

The Policy report released by the Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge, Minister for Health and Family Services provides an itemised review of activities under the Food and Nutrition Policy (1992). It highlighted the first phase of implementation, the educational resource tools developed for professionals and the public and provided a context for subsequent strategic implementation of the policy.

2008Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources

The Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood (Get Up & Grow) resources promote the key messages included in the healthy eating and physical activity guidelines.

2008Current

Previous items for consultation

The Food Regulation Standing Committee develops policies for referral to the Ministerial Council. Draft policies requiring stakeholder and community input will be posted on this website prior to them being submitted to Ministers

2008Current

What is an eating disorder?

This brochure talks about eating disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.

2007Current

Comparable data on food and nutrient intake and physical measurements from the 1983, 1985 and 1995 national nutrition surveys

This report presents results from three national nutrition surveys that have been adjusted to improve data comparability. It is based on findings from a bridging study that was undertaken to assess and account for differences between the 1983 National Dietary Survey of Adults, the 1985 National Dietary Survey of Schoolchildren and the National Nutrition Survey 1995. Adjustments were made to all three sets of survey results to allow their use in dietary monitoring in Australia.

2007Current

"You can breastfeed your baby" Brochure

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Brochure on how to breastfeed your baby.

2007Rescinded

2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - User Guide

The User Guide contains information relating to the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, including the survey objectives, methods, design and content, as well as data processing and interpretation.

2007Current

2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Main Findings

This report contains the main findings of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey which was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

2007Current

Anorexia nervosa: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers, 2005

This treatment clinical practice guideline is for adolescents and adults who have anorexia nervosa or who believe they are at risk of developing it. The guide contains research on anorexia nervosa and recommendations from recovered consumers to assist you to choose the best kind of treatment.

2005Historical

Annual Report of the Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula 2003 - 2004

The Panel monitors compliance with the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement). The aim of the MAIF Agreement is to help ensure safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding.

2005Current

Choose Health: Be Active: A physical activity guide for older Australians

To help encourage older Australians to be physically active, the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have jointly produced a resource called Choose Health: Be Active.

2005Current

Interim Evaluation of the Voluntary Folate Fortification Policy

Three strategies, singly or in combination for the primary prevention of Neural Tube Defects, are now in use in several countries. These include: fortification of foods with folate, promotion of periconceptional use of folate supplements, and promotion of diets high in natural sources of folate. Folate fortification is the preferred strategy in many countries because of its potential to reach the largest proportion of women of child-bearing age prior to conception, in doses thought to be effective. As yet, no systematic evaluations of the outcomes of national folate fortification programs have been published; these are early days.

2004Current

Trends in Neural Tube Defects in Australia

In response to mounting evidence from observational studies and randomised trials of the benefits of periconceptional folic acid in reducing the risk of neural tube defects, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommended that women planning a pregnancy or likely to become pregnant should be offered advice about dietary folate and periconceptional folic acid supplementation. Subsequently an NHMRC Expert Panel on Folate Fortification recommended voluntary folate fortification of foods.

2004Current

Evaluation of short dietary questions from the 1995 National Nutrition Survey

Six of the short dietary questions used in the 1995 National Nutrition Survey were evaluated for relative validity both directly and indirectly and for consistency, by documenting the differences in mean intakes of foods and nutrients as measured on the 24-hour recall, between groups with different responses to the short questions.

2004Current

7 helpful hints for learning to breastfeed

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Breastfeeding hints brochure

2004Rescinded

"You can breastfeed your baby"

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - A booklet to help mothers breastfeeding their babies

2004Rescinded

"Mother's milk - perfect anytime anywhere"

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Promotional poster for breastfeeding

2004Rescinded

Balancing breastfeeding and work

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Poster

2004Rescinded

Breastfeeding and you: preparing the way

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Poster

2004Rescinded

Key Food and Nutrition Data for Australia 1990-1999

Eating habits are associated with the risk of a range of health problems and influence health and wellbeing at all stages of life. The potential benefits of healthy eating have long been promoted through development of dietary advice for Australians and other strategies to improve availability and consumption of a healthy range of foods.

2004Current

Type 2 Diabetes Costs in Australia - The Potential Impact of Changes in Diet, Physical Activity and Levels of Obesity

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterised by insulin insufficiency or resistance to its action, resulting in poor glycaemic control. The recent Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) estimated that close to one million (7.5%) Australian adults have diabetes mellitus (Dunstan et al 2001). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form comprising 85 to 90% of those with diabetes mellitus. The most recent cost estimates available suggest approximately $216.7 million in health system costs were attributable to Type 2 diabetes in 1993-94 (Mathers & Penm 1998). In a study of the burden of disease in Australia, diabetes mellitus was estimated to account for 5% of the total burden of disease and was the seventh leading cause of Australian deaths (Mathers, Vos & Stevenson 1999). In addition, complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney problems, and lower limb amputations, contribute significantly to the overall morbidity and mortality in Australia.

2004Current

Balancing breastfeeding and work :Booklet

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - This booklet provides information for employers and employees on how and why women should be encouraged to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed when they return to work.

2004Rescinded

Publications

2004Current

Food Regulation Secretariat

In accordance with the Food Regulation Agreement, the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing is responsible for the provision of secretariat services to the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council), the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) and the Implementation Sub-Committee (ISC).

2004Current

Food Regulation Stakeholder Consultation Forums – Reports and Presentations

2004Current

Items for Public Consultation

2004Current

Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula Guidelines for in-store promotions of infant formula by manufacturers in Australia through retailers

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - These guidelines are currently being reviewed to make their implementation more effective.

2003Rescinded

Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement - The MAIF Agreement

The MAIF Agreement is a voluntary, self-regulatory code of conduct between manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia. It gives effect in Australia to the principles of the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes.

2003Current

Interpretations of the Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula on the MAIF Agreement

Advisory Panel's Interpretations on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula on the MAIF Agreement

2003Historical

Monitoring Food Habits in the Australian Population using Short Questions

There is a growing interest in assessing food habits and population nutrition by Commonwealth, state and territory health departments and by non-government and commercial organisations. This usually takes the form of special purpose surveys, or monitoring, where surveys using a similar design and dietary assessment methods are repeated over time. These have a broad range of objectives but frequently include short questions to assess food habits and breastfeeding practices.

2001Current

Comparison of Short Questions with Weighed Dietary Records

This analysis examines the performance of 16 short dietary questions in a population of Australian adults that is predominantly Anglo-Celtic. The questions address usual food intake over the preceding three months and include questions on intake of bread and cereals, vegetables and fruit, meat and milk and dairy foods.

2001Current

Cancer Costs in Australia - The potential Impact of Dietary Change

There is broad consensus that poor diet and nutrition have a significant impact on the overall burden of disease and disability in Australia. Good nutrition plays an important role in every stage of the lifecycle, from birth to old age. Poor diet and nutrition have been identified as contributing to the risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancers of several sites, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, dental caries and gall bladder disease. These diseases place an enormous social and economic burden on individuals, families and society as a whole.

2001Current

National Breastfeeding Strategy Summary Report - Summary Report of all Projects Funded under the National Breastfeeding Strategy

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - The aim of this report is to provide a summary of all the projects funded under the National Breastfeeding Strategy.

2001Rescinded

The Knowles Report - Independent Advice on the Composition and Modus Operandi of APMAIF and the Scope of the MAIF Agreement

In late 2000, the former Minister for Health and Aged Care, Dr Michael Wooldridge, requested the Hon Rob Knowles to conduct an independent review of the operations of the Panel.

2001Historical

Standard Methods for the Collection and Collation of Anthropometric Data in Children

This report addresses the NHMRC's recommendation on a standardised method for collecting anthropometric data in children. This report is part of a broader governmental effort to improve the comparability, consistency and relevance of national information on the health and well-being of Australians.

2001Current

The Bridging Study - comparing results from the 1983, 1985 and 1995 Australian national nutrition surveys

This report provides guidelines for comparing results from the 1983 National Dietary Survey, the 1985 National Dietary Survey of School children and the 1995 National Nutrition Survey. The principle finding of the study is that it is inappropriate to directly compare published results from the 1983 and 1985 surveys with those from the 1995 survey to assess trends in the food and nutrient intake of adults and children. Allowances are needed to account for differences in sample design, collection and processing practices, the food composition databases and changes in the demographic composition of the Australian population between these surveys. The bridging study findings enable the results from these three surveys to be used in dietary monitoring in Australia.

2001Current

Towards a national system for monitoring breastfeeding in Australia: recommendations for population indicators, definitions and next steps

This report outlines definitions and aspects of breastfeeding that relate to infant health outcomes, current national policies about breastfeeding, the international context, and methods currently used to monitor breastfeeding in Australia. The strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in information are compared with the information that is needed (and users want), to monitor breastfeeding nationally. The objective of this product was to conduct preliminary work and make recommendations that will lead to standardised indicators and questions for inclusion in the National Health Data Dictionary.

2001Current

Getting it right: How to use the data from the 1995 National Nutrition Survey

This document provides a concise guide to the nature, limitations and appropriate interpretation and application of the dietary data available from the 1995 National Nutrition Survey (1995 NNS).

2000Historical

Maternal and Infant Care Services Module 1999

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - This module addresses quality care issues specific to maternal care services and infant care services for infants up to 12 months of age.

1999Rescinded

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, Consumer Booklet

This booklet has been developed to assist consumers to choose a healthy diet using a variety of foods. The booklet provides practical information for food selection and preparation to help people choose a balanced and healthy diet containing all necessary nutrients.

1998Current

Recommended Dietary Intakes - is it time for a change?

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - This report is a compilation of a workshop summary, background papers and recommendations for revising the Recommended Dietary Intakes.

1998Rescinded

A4 Poster "Enjoy a Variety of Healthy Foods Everyday" Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

This poster illustrates the healthy eating food guide

1998Current

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Brochure, Promotional Brochure

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating provides information about the amounts and kinds of food that you need each day to get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and well being. It is designed to help you choose foods for health and well being that fit in with your daily life.

1998Current

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - nutrition educator's material

The manual has been written for people who educate others about eating for good health, including primary and high school teachers, TAFE and university lecturers, community educators and health professionals.

1998Current

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food guide for Australia which reflects the multicultural nature of the population and which is relevant for all sectors of the food system to use as a nutrition education and information tool.

1998Current

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - What is the national food selection guide?

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a contemporary food guide for Australia which reflects the multicultural nature of the population and which is relevant for all sectors of the food system to use as a nutrition education and information tool.

1998Current

Let's give our baby the best

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED - Educational comic providing information on breastfeeding.

1998Rescinded

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Audit of current training in breastfeeding support and infant nutrition

This report provides information on an audit of current training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and other health professionals providing health care to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women.

1997Historical

Food and Nutrition Policy (1992)

The Food and Nutrition Policy was endorsed by the Hon Peter Staples, Minister for Aged, Family and Health Services in 1992. It aimed to improve health and reduce the preventable burden of diet-related early death, illness and disability among Australians through strategies which support the Australian dietary guidelines, involve key sectors in the food system, and foster community participation.

1992Current