Publications

2010

  1. Snowdon W, Lawrence M, Schultz J, Vivili P, Swinburn B. Evidence-based policy solutions to promote a healthy food environment for the Pacific Islands. Public Health Nutr. 2010; 13(6):886-92
  2. Snowdon W, Potter J-L, Swinburn B, Schultz J, Lawrence M. Prioritizing policy interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm? Health prom Int. 2010; 25(1)
  3. Thow AM, Snowdon W. The effect of trade and trade policy on diet and health in the Pacific Islands. In: Hawkes C, Blouin C, Henson S, Drager N, Dubé L, editors. Trade, Food, Diet and Health: Perspectives and Policy Options. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2010

2011

  1. Dunford E, Webster J,Metzler A, CzernichowS,NiMhurchu C,Wolmarans P, Snowdon W et al. International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2011
  2. Fotu K. F, Millar. L, Mavoa. H, Kremer. P, Moodie M, Snowdon W, Utter. J, Vivili. P, Schultz.JT, Malakellis.M, McCabe.MP, Roberts.G, Swinburn.B Outcome results for the Ma'alahi Youth Project, a Tongan community-based obesity prevention programme for adolescents. Obesity Reviews 2011; 12:41-50
  3. Sacks G, Rayner M, Stockley L, Scarborough P, Snowdon W, Swinburn B. Applications of nutrient profiling: potential role in diet-related chronic disease prevention and the feasibility of a core nutrient-profiling system. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; 65:298-306
  4. Snowdon W. Letter to the Editor: Challenges of NCDs in the Pacific Islands: the need for evidence and data. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2011; 23(1):110-111
  5. Snowdon W, Moodie M,Schultz J,Swinburn B.Modelling of potential food policy interventions in Fiji and Tonga and their impacts on non-communicable disease mortality. Food Policy 2011; 36(597-605)
  6. Snowdon W, Negin J, Moodie. M, Building an economic case for food interventions in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialogue 2011; 16: 24-29
  7. Swinburn B, Millar L,Utter J,Kremer P,Moodie M,Mavoa H,Snowdon W, McCabe M, Malakellis M,de Courten M,Waqa G et al. The Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities project: project overview and methods. Obesity Reviews 2011; 12: 3-11
  8. Thow A. M, Snowdon W, et al. The role of policy in improving diets: experiences from the Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities food policy project. Obesity Reviews 2011; 12: 68-74
  9. Kremer P, Waqa G, et al. Reducing unhealthy weight gain in Fijian adolescents: results of the Healthy Youth Healthy Communities project. Obesity Reviews 2011; 12(2): 29-40
  10. McCabe M, Mavoa H, Ricciardelli L, Waqa G, Fotu K, Goundar R. Sociocultural Influences on Body Image among Adolescent Boys from Australia, Fiji and Tonga. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 2011; 41(11): 2708-2722
  11. McCabe M, Mavoa H,Ricciardelli l, Waqa G, FotuK,Goundar R et al. Sociocultural agents and their impact on body image and body change strategies among adolescents in Fiji, Tonga, Tongans in New Zealand and Australia. Obesity Reviews 2011;2(2): 61-67
  12. Schultz J. T, Moodie M, Mavoa H, Utter J, Snowdon W et al. Experiences and challenges in implementing complex community-based research project: the Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities project. Obesity Reviews 2011; 12: 12-19

2012

  1. Mavoa H, Snowdon W, Waqa G. Embedding Evidence-Informed Decision-making into policies that benefit health. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2012, 1 (1):27-28. Released July 2012
  2. Petersen S, Mavoa H, Swinburn B, Waqa G, Goundar R, Moodie M. Health-Related Quality of Life Is Low in Secondary School Children in Fiji. International Journal of Pediatrics 2012;10. Accepted for publication 7th October 2012
  3. McCabe M. P, Waqa G, Fotu. K, et al. The role of cultural values and religion on views of body size and eating practices among adolescents from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia. British Journal of Health Psychology 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02090
  4. Petersen S, Mavoa H, Swinburn B, Waqa G, Goundar R, et al. Health-Related Quality of Life Is Low in Secondary School Children in Fiji. International Journal of Pediatrics 2012; 10
  5. Waqa G, Snowdon W, et al. An integrative approach of Knowledge to Action with Policy Makers in a small Pacific nation. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2012; 1(2): 44-46
  6. The Food Monitoring Group (Dunford E, Webster J, Metzler AB, Blanco A, Czernichow S, Ni Mhurchu C, Wolmarans P, Snowdon W, et al). International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health 2012. Accepted for publication 13 July 2012
  7. Mavoa H, Waqa G, Moodie M, Kremer P, McCabe M, Snowdon W, et al. Knowledge exchange in the Pacific: The TROPIC (Translational Research into Obesity-prevention Policies for Communities) project. BMC Public Health 2012; 12: 552
  8. Williams L.K, Ricciardelli L.A, McCabe M.P, Swinburn B.A, Waqa G.D, and Bavadra, K. A  comparison of the sources and nature of body images perceived by Indigenous Fijians and  European Australian adolescent girls. Sex Roles 04/2012; 55(7):555-566

 

2013

  1. Snowdon W. The role of policy in improving public health. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2013; 1(2)
  2. Snowdon W. Guest Editorial. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2013; 1(2)
  3. Waqa G, Mavoa H, Snowdon W. The Translational Research on Obesity Prevention In Communities: Evidence Informed Decision Making in Fiji. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2013; 1(2)
  4. Snowdon, W & Thow A.M.Trade policy and obesity prevention: Challenges and innovation in the Pacific Islands. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (2): 150-8. doi: 10.1111/obr.12090
  5. Ni Mhurchu C, Vandevijvere S, Waterlander W, Thornton L, Kelly B, Cameron A, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, for INFORMAS. Monitoring the availability of healthy and unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages in community and consumer retail food environments globally. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1): 108-19. doi: 10.1111/obr.12080
  6. Friel S, Hattersley L, Snowdon W , Thow AM, Lobstein T, Sanders D , Barquera S, Mohan S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C for INFORMAS. Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1): 120-34. doi: 10.1111/obr.12081
  7. Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Kraak V, Snowdon W, Hawkes C, Barquera S, Friel S, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Walker C, for INFORMAS. Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1): 24-37. doi: 10.1111/obr.12073
  8. Neal B, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Dunford E, Snowdon W, Webster J, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Walker C, for INFORMAS.  Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1): 49-58. doi: 10.1111/obr.12075
  9. Swinburn B, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Neal B, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Walker C, for INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support): overview and key principles. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (10):1-12. doi: 10.1111/obr.12087
  10. Brinsden H, Lobstein T, Jane Landon J, Kraak V, Sacks G, Kumanyika S, Swinburn B, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly  B, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, for INFORMAS. Monitoring policy and actions on food environments: rationale andoutline of the INFORMAS policy engagement and communication strategies. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):13-23. doi: 10.1111/obr.12072
  11. Sacks G, Swinburn B, Kraak V, Downs S, Walker C, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, for INFORMAS. A proposed approach to monitor private sector policies and practices related to food environments, obesity and non-communicable disease prevention. Obesity Reviews 2013;14 Suppl (1):38-48. doi: 10.1111/obr.12074
  12. Kelly B, King L, Baur L, Rayner M, Lobstein T, Monteiro C, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C,for INFORMAS. Monitoring food and non-alcoholic beverage promotions to children. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):49-58. doi: 10.1111/obr.12075
  13. Rayner M, Wood A, Lawrence M, Ni Mhurchu C, Albert J, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C for INFORMAS. Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):70-81. doi: 10.1111/obr.12077
  14. Lee A, Mhurchu CN, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, Hawkes C, L’Abbé M, Rayner M, Sanders D, Barquera S, Friel S, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Walker C for INFORMAS. Monitoring the price and affordability of foods and diets globally. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):82-95. doi: 10.1111/obr.12077
  15. L’Abbé M, Schermel A, Minaker L, Kelly B, Lee A, Vandevijvere S, Twohig P, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C for INFORMAS. Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings. Obesity Reviews 2013;14 Suppl(1):96-107. doi: 10.1111/obr.12079
  16. Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Kraak V, Sacks G, Snowdon W, Hawkes C, Barquera S, Friel S, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Macmullan J Ma, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sanders D, Walker C, for INFORMAS. Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):24-37. doi: 10.1111/obr.12073
  17. Vandevijvere S, Monteiro C, Krebs-Smith SM, Lee A, Swinburn B, Kelly B, Neal B, Snowdon W,  Sacks G for INFORMAS. Monitoring and benchmarking population diet quality globally: a step-wise approach. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 Suppl (1):135-149. doi: 10.1111/obr.12082
  18. Hope S, Snowdon W, et al. Junk Food’ Promotion to Children and Adolescents in Fiji. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2013;2(1):27-35
  19. Raj A, Drauna M, Snowdon W. Exposure to Advertising of ‘Junk food’ in Fiji. Fiji Journal of Public Health 2013;2(1):36-37
  20. Waqa G, Mavoa M, Snowdon W. Knowledge brokering between researchers and policy makers in Fiji to develop policies to reduce obesity: a process evaluation. Implementation Science 2013; 8(74). 1ST July 2013.
  21. Wate J, Snowdon W, Millar L, Nichols M, Mavoa H, Goundar R, Kama A, Swinburn B. Adolescent dietary patterns in Fiji and their relationships with standardized Body Mass Index. International Journal for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013; 10(45). 9th April 2013.
  22. Snowdon W, Malakellis M, Millar L, Swinburn B. Ability of body mass index and waist circumference to identify risk factors for non-communicable disease in the Pacific Islands. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice 2014;8(1):35-45. doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2012.06.005
  23. Dunford E, Webster J, Metzler A.B, Czernichow S, Ni Mhurchu C, Wolmarans P, Snowdon W, Abbe M, Li N, Maulik P.K, Barquera S, Schoi V, Allemandi L, Samman N, Wenzel de Menezes E, Hassell T, Ortiz J, Salazar de Ariza.J, Rahman A.R, de á¿€Nunez  L, Garcia M.R, van Rossum C, Thiam L.M, MacGregor G, Bruce N, The Food Monitoring Group. "Progress with a global branded food composition database." Food Chemistry 2013;140(3):451-457
  24. Snowdon W, Raj A, Reeve E, Guerrero R, Fesaitu J, Cateine K, Guignet C. Processed foods available in the Pacific Islands. BMC Globalization and Health 2013; 9:53. doi: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-53
  25. Sluyter J, Scragg R, Plank L, Waqa G, Fotu K, Swinburn B. Sizing the association between lifestyle behaviours and fatness in a large, heterogeneous sample of youth of multiple ethnicities from 4 countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-115
  26. Friel S, Gleeson D, Thow A-M, LaBonte R, Stuckler D, Kay A, Snowdon W.  A new generation of trade policy: potential risks to diet-related health from the trans pacific partnership agreement. Globalization and Health 2013; 9(46).
  27. Petersen S, Moodie M, Mavoa H, Waqa G, Goundar R, Swinburn B. Relationship between overweight and health-related quality of life in secondary school children in Fiji: results from a cross-sectional population based study. International Journal for Obesity. 2013 Nov 15. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.212.
  28. Waqa G, Moodie M, Schultz J and Swinburn B. Process evaluation of a community-based intervention program: Healthy Youth Healthy Communities, adolescent obesity prevention project in Fiji. Journal of Global Health Promotion 2013 Dec; 20(4):23-34. doi: 10.1177/1757975913501909.
  29. Webster J, Snowdon W, Moodie M, et al. (2014) Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study. BMC Public Health 14: 107.
  30. Hawkes C, Thow AM, Downs S, Ling A, Ghosh-Jerath S, Snowdon W, Morgan E, Thiam I, Jewell J. 2014. Identifying effective food systems solutions for nutrition and noncommunicable diseases: creating policy coherence in the fats supply chain. SCN News 40; 39-47.

2014

  1. Waqa G, Snowdon W, and Raj A. (2014) Equity in services for non-communicable diseases: How can Fiji’s health systems respond better?. Fiji Journal of Public Health, 3(1):41-42.
  2. Kumar K, Snowdon W, Ram S Khan, Cornelius M, Tukana I, Reid S (2014). "Descriptive analysis of diabetes-related amputations at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Fiji, 2010–2012." Public Health in Action 4(3): 155-158.
  3. Sacks G, Mialon M, Vandevijvere S, Trevena H, Snowdon W, Crino M, Swinburn B (2014). "Comparison of food industry policies and commitments on marketing to children and product (re)formulation in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji." Critical Public Health: 1-21.
  4. Snowdon W (2014). "Sugar-sweetened beverages in Pacific Island countries and territories: problems and solutions?" Pacific Health Dialog 20(1): 43-46
  5. Webster J, Snowdon W, Moodie M, et al. Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:107
  6. Hawkes C, Thow AM, Downs S, Ling A, Ghosh-Jerath S, Snowdon W, Morgan E, Thiam I, Jewell J. Identifying effective food systems solutions for nutrition and noncommunicable diseases: creating policy coherence in the fats supply chain. SCN News 2014, 40:9-47
  7. Sluyter J., Scragg R., Waqa G., Fotu K., Swinburn B. The utility of serving size in the measurement of soft drink consumption. Pacific Health Dialog. 2014; 20(1) 67-72

2015

  1. Waqa G, McCool J, Snowdon W, Freeman B (2015). Adolescents Perceptions of Pro-and Antitobacco Imagery and Marketing: Qualitative Study of Students from Suva, Fiji. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, BioMed Research International: Article ID 602635, 7 pages. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/602635
  2. Melissa M, Boyd Swinburn, Jillian Wate, Isimeli Tukana, Gary Sack. Analysis of the corporate political activity of major food industry actors in Fiji. Globalization and Health. 2016; 12:18.

2016

  1. Melissa M, Boyd Swinburn, Jillian Wate, Isimeli Tukana, Gary Sack (2016). The Fijian Government has established a partnership with the Fiji Food Industry Group to help combat and reduce Non communicable diseases: influence of the food industry on public health policies and outcomes in Fiji”. Globalization and Health. 12: 18; doi:  10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8