How can policy support the provision of healthy food in communities?

C-PAN, together with the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Obesity Policy Coalition is hosting a free seminar featuring Dr Corinna Hawkes.

Investigating the link between Diet and cognition

Watch Dr Catherine Milte's short video featured in the Medibank Community Fund's 'year in review' on her investigation of the link between diet and cognition.

Appetite for health rewarded

Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford is named a Fellow of the ISBNPA.

Housework a menial mental chore

Research shows that dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing the bath generate exertion and physical health benefits yet bring no mental health rewards.

Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Improving health and quality of life through research.

Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) is a research centre with world class expertise in both nutrition and physical activity.

Our combination of nutrition and physical activity research puts us in a unique position to do innovative, quality research to significantly improve health in Australia and reduce the rates of chronic disease.

Our research into disadvantaged communities, children's health, healthy ageing and healthy neighbourhoods is world leading.

We also conduct innovative new research in areas such as the impact of taste on health, healthy bones and muscles, cognitive and mental health, healthy and active workplaces, food policy and consumer food choices.

Importantly, our research is solutions focused and is used to inform the development of nutrition and physical activity related policy as well as new programs and practices.

For over a decade, we have consistently been awarded significant funding from nationally competitive research funding schemes, grown our national and international collaborations, shared our expertise with governments, non-government organisations and community groups, and helped develop the next generation of leading researchers.

Our Vision:

To improve the health of all Australians through nutrition and physical activity research excellence

Our Mission:

To conduct high quality, multidisciplinary nutrition and physical activity research to actively inform policy and practice to improve health, and build capacity in nutrition and physical activity research in Australia.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

29th September 2014