Impact and resources
Our researchers strive to produce evidence that makes a real and positive difference to health and wellbeing. We conduct research across all life stages looking at food, nutrition, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
We’re pleased to share some of our resources including project outcomes and presentations. For journal publications, see individual researcher profiles here.
Optimising park features for all ages
This video outlines the research findings of A/Prof Jenny Veitch and team about the most valued park features in different age groups.
The Recording and EValuating Activity in a Modified Park (REVAMP) study was a natural experiment that examined the impact of the installation of a play-scape on park visitation and park-based physical activity compared with a control park.
This three-year project (2017-2020) identified the relative importance of park features that attract children (8-12 years), teens (13-18 years) and older adults (65+ years) to visit parks, and to be active and social during their time in the park.
Parks for heart health
This project is led by A/Prof Jenny Veitch, who is supported by an Australian National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (ID 101928).
IPAN Truth & Sleuth event: When treehouses become screenhouses
Screens are infiltrating our lives. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets or game consoles, there is uncertainty about the impact of screen time on children’s physical, mental and social health outcomes. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Lauren Arundell delivers an engaging and thoughtful presentation on the latest research about the impacts of screen time on children and offers some useful techniques to help parents to reduce screen time in the home. (19 September 2019).
Lancet 2023 Breastfeeding Series Australasia & Pacific launch event (Feb 2023)
Watch as IPAN’s Dr Phil Baker and co-authors of the 2023 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding, together with a panel of experts, explore the immense value breastfeeding women generate for society and how the vulnerabilities of women, children and families are exploited by the formula milk industry.
You can also read the full Series papers here .
Webinar: Beyond food relief – ensuring food security for all (Aug 2023)
This webinar featured experts from the US and Australia on approaches that work to tackle food insecurity.
If you’d like to find out more about the panellists, their organisations and the evidence shared at the event, click on the links below:
- Gretchen Center for Nutrition (Omaha, Nebraska, USA) and Professor Amy Yaroch
- The Community Grocer and Georgia Savage
- Voices of Victoria from VCOSS and Emma King
- Dr Rebecca Lindberg, Dr Penny Love and Dr Konsita Kuswara – from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)
To watch, please click the link below and enter the passcode for the recording: 3F?t8Lu&
New National Sport Plan - Public consultation on the plan led by the Office for Sport, within the Department of Health and Aged Care
2023 – IPAN and CSR Deakin University response to National Sport Plan Consultation
Public consultation on industrially-produced trans fats in processed foods
2023 – IPAN Deakin Submission to public consultation on industrially-produced trans fats in processed foods (Food Standards Australia & New Zealand)
Australian Government Inquiry into Diabetes
2023 – Submission to the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, Inquiry into Diabetes
National Consumer Engagement Strategy for Health and Wellbeing
2023 – Submission to the Draft National Consumer Engagement Strategy for Health and Wellbeing
Review of the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement)
2023 – Submission to the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care: Review of the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement)
Commonwealth Early Years Strategy
2023 – Submission to the Commonwealth Early Years Strategy
Australian Guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk
2022 – Submission to the Heart Foundation / Australian Chronic Disease Alliance: Update of the Guidelines for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk
National Health Literacy Strategy Framework
2022 – Submission to the National Health Literacy Strategy Framework Consultation
National Obesity Prevention Strategy
2021 – Submission to the Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy
National Preventative Health Strategy
2020-2021 – Submission to Consultation Paper for the National Preventative Health Strategy
28 Sept 2020 - Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations
City of Greater Geelong Sustainability Framework and Action Plan
28 May 2020 – IPAN submission CoGG Sustainability Framework and Action Plan
WHO Physical Activity Guidelines
17 April 2020 – IPAN feedback on WHO Physical Activity Guidelines
National Obesity Strategy
16 Dec 2019: Submission to Parliament of Australia Senate Committee: Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia