Nutrition and physical activity resources for health professionals

Use this section to find nutrition information related to cancer. You will find links below to Cancer Council NSW position statements on different nutritional factors and cancer risk.

Lifestyle and Cancer What do we Know? A Guide for Health Professionals

Overweight, Obesity and Cancer Position Statement

Physical Activity and Cancer Position Statement

Alcohol and Cancer Prevention Position Statement

Fruit, Vegetables and Cancer Prevention Position Statement

Fibre, Wholegrain Cereals and Cancer Position Statement

Meat and Cancer Prevention Position Statement

Fish, Omega3 Fatty Acids and Cancer Position Statement

Dairy Foods, Calcium and Cancer Position Statement

Soy, Phyto-oestrogens and Cancer Position Statement

Selenium and Cancer Position Statement

Folate and Reducing Cancer Risk Position Statement

Tea and Cancer Position Statement

Salt and Cancer Risk Position Statement

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors Position Statement

Food Marketing to Children Position Statement

Marketing and Promotion of Alcohol Position Statement

Food Labelling Position Statement

Consumer Information and Labelling of Alcohol Position Statement

Food Taxes Position Statement

Alcohol Pricing and Taxation Position Statement

Sugar-sweetened Beverages Position Statement

Front-of-pack Food Labelling Report
Cancer Council NSW, in collaboration with other public health and consumer organisations, has conducted a survey of 790 consumers to determine the front-of-pack food labelling system that would be most appropriate for adoption into the Australian grocery market.

Front-of-Pack Food Labelling Report

NSW Healthy Food Basket – Cost Availability and Quality Survey 2007

Cancer Council NSW has conducted a study on the costs, availability and quality of healthy foods across 150 locations in NSW. The study showed that remote areas of NSW were hardest hit not only in  fruit and vegetables affordability, quality and variety but prices also varied within regions.

NSW Healthy Food Basket Report

National Cancer Prevention Policy

The National Cancer Prevention Policy offers specific recommendations for programs and strategies to reduce the number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year. The policy deals with reducing preventable risk factors, as well as population screening. The document is directed at government and non-government organisations and does not provide information for cancer prevention in individuals.

Food Security Discussion Paper

Cancer Council NSW has collaborated with The Physical Activity and Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG) at Sydney University and Heart Foundation NSW to prepare this discussion paper on food security – Food Security: The what, who, why and where to of food security in NSW.

For more information on the nutrition and physical activity program, contact:
Clare Hughes
Nutrition Program Manager
clareh@nswcc.org.au

Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630