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Guidance on finding scholarly, evidence-based and credible resources for dietetics and human nutrition
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Australia's food and nutrition 2012

Australia's food & nutrition 2012 highlights the key components of the food and nutrition system.  It describes the system from 'paddock to plate' and how food choices affect our health and the environment.


AIHW 2012. Australia's food and nutrition 2012. Cat. no. PHE 163. Canberra: AIHW.

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Australia's Health 2012

Australia's Health 2014 - The thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Food for thought report

Food for thought [electronic resource] : what do short questions on food habits tell us about dietary intakes?

"Short questions on food habits, such as 'How many serves of fruit do you usually eat each day?' are often used to assess dietary behaviours. This report presents analysis of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey to assess how well responses to short questions compare with more comprehensive tools, such as keeping a diary of all food eaten over two 24-hour periods."

Published by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Getting Started

Scholarly and credible resources for dietetics can be found using a number of search tools available via La Trobe University Library.  The library collects and subscribes to print and online resources to support your learning.  For lists of key resources in dietetics ,as well as guidance on searching for journal articles and books, click on the tabs above.

When starting an assignment you may need to find definitions of concepts.  The library has many dictionaries and encyclopedias, both online and in print.  Here is a selection


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