Feeding Families in Tough Times (FFiTT) is a partnership between academics, families with a lived experience of food insecurity, and key actors in food security including providers of emergency food relief, government agencies, health services, not-for-profit organisations and charities.
Feeding Families in Tough Times: Children's perspectives of food insecurity
This study aims to address currently shortcomings in the understanding of food insecurity and focusing on how
this affects children in Queensland. It will pursue how these experiences can inform the development of effective
tools and solutions.
Enabling children to thrive through better nutrition
The Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (CCNR) brings together researchers in public health, immunology and gastroenterology to co-create evidence-based research that will enable Queensland children to live healthier lives through better food and nutrition. We are committed to being a leader in child-centred nutrition research and to translate this into tangible efforts that impact the development and wellbeing of children.
The CCNR was established in 2018 by founding partners Woolworths and Children’s Hospital Foundation thanks to the generosity of Woolworth’s’ customers and team members. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB).
Our discovery science and clinical streams, are working to understand the impact of diet on the role of bacteria that live in the gut and their impact on brain development, allergies and mental health. Through our public health stream, the CCNR are also working with families, communities and schools to improve food literacy and the feeding of children especially for those doing it tough.
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