In the media: November

Sunday Mail (lift-out): Who should fund aged care? An article that appeared in a Sunday Mail lift-out on 22 November, 2020, quoted Caring Futures Institute research lead Professor Julie Ratcliffe on the topic of aged care funding in Australia. Prof Ratcliffe spoke about the Federal Government’s recent boost to home care packages and says although the budget announcement was welcome it’s a “drop in the ocean” with at least 100,000 people on the waiting list.

Channel 10: Researchers from Flinders University have conducted a study to treat tinnitus. Caring Futures Institute researcher and Professor of Audiology Raj Shekhawat was interviewed by Channel 10 Adelaide on his study into a possible treatment for tinnitus. The story aired on in news bulletins in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne on 24 November, 2020.

The Adelaide Advertiser: Meal kits served up mixed reviews. Dr Kacie Dickinson’s research study into popular cook-at-home meal kits and their nutritional composition was covered in Adelaide’s daily metropolitan newspaper on 16 November 2020. The story also ran in a number of other News Corp papers across the country including the NT News. Read more (NT News).

AUSVEG: New VegKIT resources to help get kids to eat more veggies. An update on the VegKIT project, driven by the CSIRO, Flinders and Nutrition Australia, was published on the AUSVEG industry news site on 24 November 2020. The update talked about the VegKIT USER GUIDES, that can be used in various setting to influence veggie intake. Caring Futures Institute theme lead Professor Rebecca Golley is very close to the VegKIT project. Read more



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