A call for smart food policies to create an ‘appetite for health’

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 | Kate Sloane | No Comments


Stefanie Vandevijvere, PhD and Boyd Swinburn, MD

University of Auckland, School of Population Health

In keeping with the issues covered in this week’s new book “Appetite for Destruction“, we are calling for some smart food policies to create an ‘appetite for health’. In this blog, we discuss what a new network of university researchers and NGOs are developing to get us on the road to implementation of smart food policies in New Zealand and internationally.

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“Appetite for Destruction”: A new book with attitude – but also strong science

Monday, September 30th, 2013 | Kate Sloane | 2 Comments


Professor Tony Blakely

Book launched tomorrow

Gareth Morgan is known as a smart economist and a bit of a stirrer of public debate.  Think domestic cat control to save birds. Think “Big Kahuna” on social policy. And think “Health Cheque”, a review of prioritisation in the health services. But he, and his economist co-author Geoff Simmons, actually apply a very careful analysis before they get in your face with their solutions.

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