Current projects


Salt and Other Nutrient Intakes in Children (SONIC Study)

The SONIC study is measuring salt intake and identifying the sources of dietary salt consumed by Victorian primary school children. The study is also examining the relationship between dietary salt intake and blood pressure and body weight.

SONIC study overview, Parent Consent Form, Child Consent Form, Health Questionnaire

Reducing salt in the Australian diet

This study, led by the George Institute in Sydney, brings together government, industry and scientists in a new, nationwide initiative to reduce the amount of salt eaten by Australians.

Salt reduction study overview

Wanting and Liking as Behavioural Influencers (WALIBI)

This study aims to understand the role of sensory perception in children's food choice and the discovery of determinants of children's food choice. The major focus is on children's vegetable consumption.

WALIBI study overview

Identifying individual differences to explore health benefits of an anti-inflammatory compound from olive oil

This study is exploring the impact of Oleocanthal, a natural non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound found in olive oil, on health.

Olive oil study overview

The role of fat taste in development of overweight and obesity

This study is aiming to identify differences in individual's ability to taste fat in foods (fat sensitivity), and to see if there is any link between ‘fat sensitivity’ and how much fat an individual consumes, as well as body weight.

Taste of fat study overview

The influence of sodium and potassium on consumption of salty food

The aim of this study is to determine if there is an association between salt taste and liking of food with different levels of sodium, and to assess consumer acceptance of foods with decreased amounts of sodium and increased potassium content.

Sodium and potassium study overview

Responses to stress: importance of central adiposity in men

This study is investigating physiological responses to psychological stress in men who are overweight compared to those who are not overweight, to determine if there are differences.

Responses to stress study overview

Maintaining optimal micronutrient status in blood donors

This aim of this study is to assess the contribution of dietary iron and physical activity and specific dietary patterns, to iron and zinc status in women blood-donors and non-blood-donors.

Micronutrient study overview

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