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Why healthy eating guidelines don't apply to the really sick person in a hospital bed.

The Dos and Don’ts of Influencing Policy

  • February 25, 2019
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This high level article talks about influencing policy through research, which is something we all strive to achieve. The recommendations seem quite basic, but we seem to have been presented with somewhat of a conundrum.After recently being involved in providing advice to the Queensland Government roadmap for reducing obesity,  the advice was commissioned through a third party and did not involve any real-time discussion with named people in government, nor did they know my name, only my label as an expert academic in the field.  This raises the question of how academics can better communicate with policymakers during daily activities, particularly for recommendation 4, 5 and 6.

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