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Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

2014

Food

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Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Food Insecurity Among A Cohort Of Older Australians, Joanna Russell, Victoria M. Flood, Heather Yeatman, Paul Mitchell Jan 2014

Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Food Insecurity Among A Cohort Of Older Australians, Joanna Russell, Victoria M. Flood, Heather Yeatman, Paul Mitchell

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Objective

With ongoing national concern about food security, the aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of food insecurity and to identify associated characteristics in a cohort of older Australians.

Design, setting and participants

The Blue Mountains Eye Study is a cohort study of community living participants aged 49 + years. The 12-item food security survey was completed by 3068 participants in the cross sectional study which comprised 2335 survivors from baseline and the recruitment of an additional 1174 eligible residents.

Main outcome measures

Prevalence of self reported food insecurity was calculated and multivariate logistic regression provided odds ratios ...


Content Analysis Of Food Advertising In Iranian Children's Television Programs, Maryam Amini, Nasrin Omidvar, Heather Yeatman, Shadab Shariat-Jafari, Maryam Eslami-Amirabadi, Malihe Zahedirad Jan 2014

Content Analysis Of Food Advertising In Iranian Children's Television Programs, Maryam Amini, Nasrin Omidvar, Heather Yeatman, Shadab Shariat-Jafari, Maryam Eslami-Amirabadi, Malihe Zahedirad

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Background: Advertisements can influence children's health related behaviors. Television advertisements are the main avenues directing commercials at children in Iran. This study aimed to explore the content of food advertisement during children's television programs in 2007-8 and to compare it with those reported in 2000. Methods: All advertisements broadcasted before, during, and after children's programs aired on two major Iran national television networks were videotaped for a period of 4 weeks during 2007- 8. For each advertisement, type of product(s) and mode of presentation (s) were coded. Results: A total of 229 television advertisements were broadcasted ...


Obesogenic Television Food Advertising To Children In Malaysia: Sociocultural Variations, See How Ng, Bridget Kelly, Chee H. Se, Karuthan Chinna, Mohd Jamil Sameeha, S Krishnasamy, Ismail Mn, Tilakavati Karupaiah Jan 2014

Obesogenic Television Food Advertising To Children In Malaysia: Sociocultural Variations, See How Ng, Bridget Kelly, Chee H. Se, Karuthan Chinna, Mohd Jamil Sameeha, S Krishnasamy, Ismail Mn, Tilakavati Karupaiah

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Background: Food advertising on television (TV) is well known to influence children’s purchasing requests and models negative food habits in Western countries. Advertising of unhealthy foods is a contributor to the obesogenic environment that is a key driver of rising rates of childhood obesity. Children in developing countries are more at risk of being targeted by such advertising, as there is a huge potential for market growth of unhealthy foods concomitant with poor regulatory infrastructure. Further, in developing countries with multi-ethnic societies, information is scarce on the nature of TV advertising targeting children.

Objectives: To measure exposure and power ...


Fat Free And 100% Natural: Seven Food Labelling Tricks Exposed, Sandra C. Jones Jan 2014

Fat Free And 100% Natural: Seven Food Labelling Tricks Exposed, Sandra C. Jones

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If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. But don’t hold your breath for an at-a-glance food labelling system that tells you how much salt, fat and sugar each product contains. Australia’s proposed “health star rating” labelling scheme was put on hold in February, following pressure from the food industry. And it’s unclear whether the scheme will go ahead.


Open Sesame: Exploring The 'Usability' Of Hospital Food And Beverage Packaging For The Over 65s, Alison Bell Jan 2014

Open Sesame: Exploring The 'Usability' Of Hospital Food And Beverage Packaging For The Over 65s, Alison Bell

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Abstract presented at The 50th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc., 17-19 November 2014, Adelaide, Australia


Exploring "Openability" Of Hospital Food And Beverage Packaging By "Well Elderly", Alison Bell, Karen Walton, Jacqueline Chevis, Alaster Yoxall Jan 2014

Exploring "Openability" Of Hospital Food And Beverage Packaging By "Well Elderly", Alison Bell, Karen Walton, Jacqueline Chevis, Alaster Yoxall

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Abstract presented at The Fourth International Conference on Food Studies, 20-21 October 2014, Prato, Italy


If At First You Don't Succeed: Older Consumers And Hospital Food & Beverage Packaging - A Matter Of Try, Try And Try Again!, Alison F. Bell, Karen L. Walton, Nicola Westblade, Kate Morson, Jacqueline S. Chevis, Leire Harries, Alaster Yoxall Jan 2014

If At First You Don't Succeed: Older Consumers And Hospital Food & Beverage Packaging - A Matter Of Try, Try And Try Again!, Alison F. Bell, Karen L. Walton, Nicola Westblade, Kate Morson, Jacqueline S. Chevis, Leire Harries, Alaster Yoxall

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‘Openability’ of food and beverage packaging has been shown to be problematic for older consumers. Pressure on resources has seen the use of packaged food and beverages increase in Hospitals within the NSW region of Australia. Studies at the University of Wollongong have shown that not only is Hospital food & beverage packaging problematic, difficulty opening it was identified as a barrier to nutritional intake.

Given the serious nature of the problem, a series of studies have been undertaken by the University of Wollongong and Sheffield Hallam University, to evaluate the issues surrounding the ‘openability’ of this packaging in an attempt ...


Policies And Politics Of Changing The Food Label, Heather Yeatman, Michael Moore Jan 2014

Policies And Politics Of Changing The Food Label, Heather Yeatman, Michael Moore

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This is a poster abstract from the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health hosted by the Korean Public Health Association on April 10-11, 2014.