Satellite Events

Satellite event refers to any activity which is independently organised, offered, and/or accredited by an organisation other than the Public Health Association of Australia or World Public Health Nutrition Association; and held before, or after the World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020. Please note, satellite events are not part of the official Congress program.

The below events are listed in date order.

INFORMAS Workshop - Cancelled
Future directions for food environments monitoring through INFORMAS

Please note due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the organisers have had to make a difficult decision to cancel the event. 


Hosted By: University of Queensland

About the Event

INFORMAS was conceived in 2012 as an international network to measure and benchmark food environments. Currently about 45 countries are implementing INFORMAS modules. The structures and furture directions for INFORMAS need some revisions and this workshop of INFORMAS contributors will help to shape that future.

Target Audience

Members of the INFORMAS network

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FAO and Queensland University of Technology Workshop - Cancelled
Creating healthy and sustainable foodways for the future generation- the role of school-based food and nutrition education (SFNE)

Please note due to restrictions placed on Itallian presenters due to COVID-19, the organisers have had to make a difficult decision to cancel the event. 

Hosted By: FAO and Queensland University of Technology

About the Event

School-based food and nutrition education (SFNE) is being increasingly recognized as a crucial strategy in the package of essential actions for improving the health and nutrition of schoolchildren and adolescents. Furthermore, when following best practices and aimed at enhancing competence rather than knowledge, SFNE has a mostly untapped role in the development of capacities for sustainable food consumption and production of the future generation.

FAO has been spearheading the work on SFNE for the last decades. In the context of the SDGs and the evolving challenges faced by Member Countries, the Organization has been working in developing a new and more holistic vision for SFNE, one that not only meets the needs, but goes beyond in empowering children and adolescents to drive their own learning processes and to be agents of change in their local food systems. The new vision also puts emphasis on stronger linkages between formal and informal learning opportunities and food and physical activity environmental policies, which can work for and support each other.

The workshop will expose participants to the new vision and approach for SFNE (in comparison to more traditional/conventional ones) and provide them with tools to operationalize such approach in their own contexts and realities.

A Fork in the road: Climate change, food and health - Postponed
Climate change, food and health

Please note, this event has been postponed, more information will be available in due course. 

Hosted By: The University of Queensland

About the Event

While we tend to think about climate change as an environmental problem, experts are now turning their attention to the impact on our health. In addition to the direct effects of extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, bushfires and heatwaves, our health is impacted through loss of biodiversity, water quality and economic costs. This results in increased morbidity and mortality from heat, air pollution, some infectious diseases, mental illness and chronic disease. And then there is the impact to food security. Limited availability, accessibility, and high food prices are making it harder for people to consume healthy diets.


Join our expert panel, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Sharon Friel, and Assoc Prof Linda Selvey, as they examine the impact of the current climate crisis on our health. They’ll look at the global challenges we currently face and discuss what we need to do to adapt to our environment, improve our diet and mitigate climate change.

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Free physical activity session and health check
Get moving with Health and Wellbeing Queensland 

Hosted By: Health and Wellbeing Queensland

Date: Tuesday 31 March to & Wednesday 1 April 2020

Start Time: 6:00am

Finish Time:  6:45am

Venue: Southbank Piazza

About the Event

An exclusive invitation to the delegates of the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress.

Join us on 31 March and 1 April to experience an exercise session by Deadly Choices followed by a health check by My Health for Life.

Start the day right with a these FREE sessions to help make healthy happen.




To register please click on the button below.

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Book Launch: Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diet 
School gardens as a platform to improve nutrition, learning and wellbeing

Hosted By: Bioversity International; Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation: Remote Indigenous Gardens; UNSCN

Date: Thursday 2 April

Start Time: 1:00pm

Finish Time: 1:45pm

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibiton Centre

About the Event

The Event will be used to launch the new book, Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets: Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition. Through a diversity of the chapters and case studies the book explores the multiple benefits of school gardens for improving nutrition, well-being and education of schoolchildren and their families. Many schoolchildren worldwide suffer from various forms of malnutrition. School gardens are recognized as effective platforms for promoting lifelong healthy eating and improving long-term, sustainable nutrition security required for optimum educational outcomes. Furthermore, with a student community increasingly disconnected from farming and knowing where their food comes from, there is also revival of recognition of the role of school gardens in local food biodiversity and conservation, food literacy, sustainable diets and healthy eating, and sustainable development education. Students can learn how to grow, tend, harvest, and prepare diverse, nutritious seasonal produce in the educational settings of the classroom, the garden, the kitchen, the school cafeteria, and the home. The book also explores the many other benefits of school gardens related to mental health and wellbeing, climate change adaptation, ecoliteracy and greening school spaces.

Target Audience

Congress participants interested in promoting healthy eating in school children and schools as a platform to improve nutrition, learning and wellbeing.


N/A, only available for Congress participants.


T: 0482 025 972

The Future of Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Symposium - Cancelled
Food and nutrition education

Please note due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the organisers have had to make a difficult decision to cancel the event. 

Hosted By: Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University and
Queensland University of Technology

About the Event

Today's children and young adults face many challenges including  the promotion of poor foods and misinformation, the high prevalence of obesity and NCDs,  micronutrient deficiencies in some groups, critically threatened ecosystems that underpin our food supply and losses of social connections associated with food practices. This symposium will discuss the ways schools can prepare their students and education authorities to meet these challenges in their lives. We invite health professionals, educators and school leaders with an interest in these areas to come to the Symposium.

Target Audience

School teachers, public health nutritionists and related professionals

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