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 also find fascinating. She is the author of 12 books, including her latest, Catherine Saxelby’s Complete Food and Nutrition Companion: The Ultimate A–Z Guide (2nd ed., 2018, 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 Policy, Cancer Council Victoria
Jane’s substantive role is to lead the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and GLOBE (Global Obesity Centre)—a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC) 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, labelling and pricing measures. Jane oversees the Cancer Council’s healthy-weight campaigns and is involved in advocating for alcohol-policy reforms at both state and national levels. She has worked in public-health advocacy for more than 25 years, 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 the federal and state governments on obesity policy. She collaborates on research grants and authors academic papers, blogs and opinion pieces. In 2018 Jane was awarded a Deakin Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to public health advocacy. She is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, President of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and a Churchill Fellow.
www.opc.org.au | www.livelighter.com.au | www.actiononalcohol.org.au