What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

In Australia, as in the rest of the developed world, we face a chronic oversupply of unhealthy and addictive food. This has become so ubiquitous that even some medical training has become skewed to view ill-health from dietary causes as normal. Prof Bruce Neal explains how we arrived at this situation, and the opportunities to change it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the burden of disease caused by improper diet in Australia
  • Identify the current challenges to dietary improvement across industry, government and public health
  • Realise how healthcare providers can educate individual patients on food health, as well as influence regulatory and industry decisions
  • Assess the current regulatory framework in terms of assistance in making dietary decisions

About the Expert

Prof Bruce Neal

Prof Bruce Neal is Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health Australia; and Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. He is a UK-trained physician who has 25 years’ experience in clinical, epidemiological, and public health research with a focus on heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He holds professorial appointments at UNSW Sydney, Imperial College London, and an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney. He has published some 450 scientific papers, and since 2016 has been identified by Thomson Reuters as one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’. He has particular expertise in the conduct of large-scale clinical trials addressing cardiovascular disease but has also done a significant body of work addressing food policy issues related to sugars, fats, portion size and food labelling.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    The Food Industry vs Public Health

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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