Feature Publications

Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Lawrence M (2009). Obesity Policy Action framework and analysis grids for a comprehensive policy approach to reducing obesity. Obesity Reviews 10(1): 76-86

Swinburn BA, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T et al. (2013). INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support): overview and key principles. Obesity Reviews 14(Suppl 1): 1-12

Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Kraak V, Downs S, Walker C, et al. (2013). A proposed approach to monitor private-sector policies and practices related to food environments, obesity and non-communicable disease prevention. Obesity Reviews 14 (Suppl 1): 38-48

Clarke B, Swinburn BA, Sacks G (2016). The application of theories of the policy process to obesity prevention: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. BMC Public Health   16(1): 1084

Mialon M, Swinburn BA, Allender S, Sacks G (2017). ‘Maximising shareholder value’: a detailed insight into the corporate political activity of the Australian food industry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 41(2): 165-171


Other Publications


Billich, N., Blake, M. R., Backholer, K., Cobcroft, M., Li, V., & Peeters, A. (2018). The effect of sugar-sweetened beverage front-of-pack labels on drink selection, health knowledge and awareness: An online randomised controlled trial. Appetite, 128, 233-241. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.149

Blake, M. R., Lancsar, E., Peeters, A., & Backholer, K. (2018). The effect of sugar-sweetened beverage price increases and educational messages on beverage purchasing behavior among adults. Appetite, 126, 156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.03.012

Blake, M. R., Peeters, A., Lancsar, E., Boelsen-Robinson, T., Corben, K., Stevenson, C. E., . . . Backholer, K. (2018). Retailer-Led Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Price Increase Reduces Purchases in a Hospital Convenience Store in Melbourne, Australia: A Mixed Methods Evaluation. Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(6), 1027-1036.e1028. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.06.367

Boelsen-Robinson T, B. M., Backholer K, Hettiarachchi J, Palermo C, Peeters A., . (2018). Implementing healthy food polices in health services: A qualitative study. Nutrition & Dietetics, Accepted 30th July 2018.

Crino, M., Sacks, G., Dunford, E., Trieu, K., Webster, J., Vandevijvere, S., . . . Neal, B. (2018). Measuring the healthiness of the packaged food supply in Australia. Nutrients, 10(6). doi: 10.3390/nu10060702

Herrera, A. M. M., Crino, M., Erskine, H. E., Sacks, G., Ananthapavan, J., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Lee, Y. Y. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of product reformulation in response to the health star rating food labelling system in Australia. Nutrients, 10(5). doi: 10.3390/nu10050614

Peeters, A. (2018b). Obesity and the future of food policies that promote healthy diets. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 14(7), 430-437. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0026-0

Sacks, G., Swinburn, B. A., Cameron, A. J., & Ruskin, G. (2018). How food companies influence evidence and opinion–straight from the horse’s mouth. Critical Public Health, 28(2), 253-256. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1371844


Boelsen-Robinson, T., Backholer, K., Corben, K., Blake, M. R., Palermo, C., & Peeters, A. (2017). The effect of a change to healthy vending in a major Australian health service on sales of healthy and unhealthy food and beverages. Appetite, 114, 73-81. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.026

Boelsen-Robinson, T., Chung, A., Khalil, M., Wong, E., Kurzeme, A., & Peeters, A. (2017). Examining the nutritional quality of food and beverage consumed at Melbourne aquatic and recreation centres. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 184-186. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12632

Lucas, P. J., Patterson, E., Sacks, G., Billich, N., & Evans, C. E. L. (2017). Preschool and school meal policies: An overview of what we know about regulation, implementation, and impact on diet in the UK, Sweden, and Australia. Nutrients, 9(7). doi: 10.3390/nu9070736

Neal, B., Crino, M., Dunford, E., Gao, A., Greenland, R., Li, N., . . . Wu, J. H. Y. (2017). Effects of different types of front-of-pack labelling information on the healthiness of food purchases—a randomised controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(12). doi: 10.3390/nu9121284