Staff at The George Institute Australia celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at its annual NAIDOC celebration on July 10, 2018. Celebrations included a performance by the Wodi Wodi group, a bush tucker luncheon by Sandpiper Catering, bush medicine demonstration by Chris Moore and a live art installation from Saltwater Dreamtime.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week, held nationally between 8 and 15 July, is ‘Because of her we can’. The theme celebrates the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Professor Rebecca Ivers, Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute, has been honoured with a major award from Australia’s peak medical research funding body, the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Six out of ten Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and only one third are healthy, according to a new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health.
The George Institute for Global Health mourns the loss of Professor David Cooper AC, a great Australian scientist and researcher, who sadly passed away in March this year, and celebrates his achievements and contribution to health and science.
"We know that unhealthy food environments drive unhealthy diets. I think a big challenge is to reframe the way we view unhealthy dietary habits and to shift some of the responsibility (and blame) from individuals, onto government and food industry who have the power to create change."