feedAustralia - Join the movement
A World Leading Nutritional Education and Preventative Health Initiative
for Early Childhood Education and Care Providers
A Department of Health Initiative

Science

With new knowledge and science,

we have the tools that can benefit the health of our kids

Australian Research

The University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health are currently undertaking a National Health and Medical Research Council funded trial of the feedAustralia program. Contributions have also been made by early childhood professional associations and early childhood education and care staff.

The University of Newcastle includes researchers with expertise in epidemiology, behavioural science, health promotion, nutrition and dietetics, health economics and statistics with experience in conducting large scale nutrition and obesity prevention trials, in early childhood education and care settings.

Our goal is a healthy nation and our first priority is fostering a nation of healthy children. Integration of feedAustralia across all early childhood education and care providers in Australia will build a durable approach to improving population health.

John Wiggers, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

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John Wiggers
John Wiggers
Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Newcastle
Luke Wolfenden
Luke Wolfenden
Associate Professor
University of Newcastle
Meghan Finch
Meghan Finch
Dietitian and Program Manager
Hunter New England Population Health
Serene Yoong
Behavioural Scientist and
Accredited Practising Dietitian
University of Newcastle
Alice Grady
Research Fellow
University of Newcastle

Our goal is a healthy nation and our first priority is fostering a nation of healthy children. Integration of feedAustralia across all early childhood education and care providers in Australia will build a durable approach to improving population health.

John Wiggers, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

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feedAustralia translates the nutritional science of National Dietary Guidelines into straight forward real-time feedback giving early childhood education and care providers the information they need to make informed menu choices.

Meghan Finch

Dietitian and Program Manager

Hunter New England Population Health

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We have been working to determine the optimal strategy to improve food provision and dietary outcomes of children in child care. feedAustralia is one such strategy.

Luke Wolfender

Associate Professor

University of Newcastle

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feedAustralia can help busy early childhood education and care providers make better choices for the best nutrition care of our kids.

Serene Yoong

Behavioural Scientist and

Accredited Practising Dietitian

University of Newcastle

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The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

UON staff, students and alumni are a resource for our whole community. They are partners and collaborators in world-class research, teaching and learning, and their skilled graduates contribute to our regions, Australia and the world.

They challenge standard practice and received wisdom. They are world leaders in generating new knowledge and translating innovative ideas into real benefits to society. UON are open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry. They are champions of academic freedom and professional responsibility.

Hunter New England Population Health

Hunter New England Population Health is responsible for the delivery of Population Health services to the people of the Hunter and New England regions.

Hunter New England Population Health delivers services that support the development and maintenance of healthy environments, healthy communities and healthy people. Their mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of people in the Hunter, New England and wider communities.

Their services include responding to environmental, emergency and communicable disease threats, and promoting policies, services, environments and behaviours that are conducive to good health. Such services incorporate the principles and strategies of epidemiology, surveillance, health protection, health promotion, behaviour and practice change and research.

Healthy Australia

Healthy Australia is a registered Not for Profit organisation, created as a Social Impact Program provider for Australian citizens in the areas of health improvement. Healthy Australia is a charitable organisation, established by the founders of HubHello, a CCMS and IT provider, for the purpose of providing quality services to protect children at risk through new technology, service delivery, research and education.

The feedAustralia program has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Approval number is H-2016-0111.

Healthy Australia is a non-profit organisation. The following applies to the award of any funding from Healthy Australia:

  • The grant must be used only for direct research costs. Grant funds may not be used for facilities and administrative costs (overheads), including University levies and indirect costs associated with administrative and facilities support, resulting from an institution providing support services.
  • In the result of under-expenditure of funds, the time fame for funding may be extended upon request.
In Association with
Australian Government Department of Industry Innovation and Science Department of Health and Population Healthy Australia University of NewCastle CSIRO The Gut Raising Children ECU NSW Family Day Care