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released: 17 Jul 2012 author: AIHW media release

'Australia's food and nutrition 2012: in brief' presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2012 report on the nation's food and nutrition system.

ISBN 978-1-74249-324-4; Cat. no. PHE 164; 32pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Introduction
    • The story
  • Body section
    • Our food comes from a variety of sources
      • What types of foods do we produce?
      • We grow wheat, fruits and vegetables...
      • but in Australia, livestock is king
    • And is distributed to lots of different places
      • From tractor...
      • to truck
      • ...to trolley
    • Before it ends up on our plate
      • What sorts of foods do we buy and eat?
      • How do we choose our foods?
      • Labels
      • Advertising
    • We should eat more of some foods, less of others
      • What foods should we be eating?
      • Are we eating enough of the right foods?
      • What can we do to improve our diet?
      • We're getting fatter
      • Processed foods-the good and the bad
    • Our world and lives are shaped by our food
      • Food waste
      • The global food system
      • In health, we are not all equal
    • So there are important challenges ahead
      • Global food security
      • Land, energy, water and the effect of humans
      • Biodiversity
      • Climate change and food production
      • Where can I find out more?
      • Watch for the following

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1.  (5 Sep 2012) Amendments have been made to statements on pages 5, 9 and 28.
    The statement on page 5 that reads: “Our largest agricultural commercial industries are: 1. beef 2. broadacre (cropping) 3. dairy”  has been amended to: “In terms of the value of food production, our largest agricultural industries are: 1. meat 2. grains and oil seeds 3. fruit and vegetables”
    The statement on page 9 that reads: “Despite these trends, most farms are small, especially those providing eggs and chicken meat.” has been amended to: “Despite these trends, small farms are more common.”
    The statement on page 28 that reads: “Between 1950 and 2010, the world’s population increased from 2.5 to 6.9 billion and by 2050 will be 9.3 billion.” has been amended to: “Between 1950 and 2010, the world’s population increased from 2.5 to 6.9 billion and by 2050 is expected to be 9.3 billion.” 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Australia's food and nutrition 2012: in brief. Cat. no. PHE 164. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422360>.

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