Obesity and health food costs
03 Apr 2012
Media Note: Dr Catherine Burns is a Director of Research for SecondBite, a not-for-profit organisation that collects healthy fresh food and redistributes to those in need. Read more about SecondBite here. Dr Burns is available for interviews from Monday 16 April. Contact CSU Media.
The rising cost of healthy food, the relatively low cost of food high in sugar, fat and salt, and the relationship between the two and the rise in obesity in Australia, will be discussed during a free public lecture in Wagga Wagga on Thursday 19 April. Co-hosted by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Wagga Wagga City Council, the lecture will be delivered by public health nutritionist and academic Dr Catherine Burns from Deakin University. Dr Burns is a Senior Research Fellow in the University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention. In this position, Dr Burns has developed a research program centred on food security. Her lecture, Is the Cost of Food Making Us Obese? will propose changes in public policy and practice to improve access to healthy food and to tackle obesity. The lecture will be held from 6pm in the Council Meeting Room, Civic Centre, Baylis Street in Wagga Wagga.
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