HEIA(Q) 2019 State Conference: Home Economics: Creative cultures
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane on Saturday 10 August 2019
B Sc, Grad Dip Nutrition and Dietetics (Sydney), AN, APD, MAIFST
Catherine Saxelby is an accredited dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and written on almost all aspects of healthy eating. Her skill lies in translating scientific research into articles that the public can not only understand but find fascinating. She is the author of 12 books including her latest Complete Food and Nutrition Companion (Hardie Grant). Catherine runs her own extensive website offering nutrition information aimed at consumers (see www.foodwatch.com.au).
BA (Hons), MPH, Hon Doc (Deakin), Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) and Alcohol and Obesity Programs, Cancer Council Victoria
Jane’s substantive role is to lead the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and GLOBE—the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University. The OPC advocates for policy and regulatory reform to prevent overweight and obesity, with a focus on food marketing, labeling and pricing measures. She oversees the Cancer Council healthy weight campaigns and is involved in advocating for alcohol policy reforms at a Victorian as well as a national level. For more than twenty-five years, Jane has worked in public health advocacy, engaging in tobacco control, alcohol policy and obesity prevention. Her interests lie in advocacy, research, knowledge translation and partnerships to support reform. She is active in the media as a commentator and advises state and federal governments on obesity policy. She collaborates on research grants and authors academic papers, blogs and opinion pieces. Jane was awarded a Deakin Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to public health advocacy in 2018. She is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, President of the ANZ Obesity Society and a Churchill Fellow.
www.opc.org.au | www.livelighter.org.au | www.actiononalcohol.org.au