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Biography

 

Dr Rimante Ronto is a Lecturer in Public Health and Researcher in Public Health Nutrition, within the Department of Health Systems and Populations, Macquarie University. Her doctoral research project focused on the role of food literacy in shaping adolescents’ dietary behaviours. Rimante works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to increase healthy dietary behaviours among children, adolescents and young adults through nutrition education, food policy and food environment. Rimante’s current research focuses on identifying effective strategies to promote sustainable and healthy dietary behaviours and create sustainable food systems.

Teaching

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Global Nutrition and Food Security

Master of Public Health Professional Practice 

Research interests

Food literacy, nutrition education, dietary behaviours, food preparation and cooking behaviours, food security, settings-based food environments, sustainable food systems, sustainable and healthy diets

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Research Output

Adolescents’ views on high school food environments

Ronto, R., Carins, J., Ball, L., Pendergast, D. & Harris, N., 3 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

Macquarie University

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  • Enablers and barriers to implementation of and compliance with school-based healthy food and beverage policies: a systematic literature review and meta-synthesis

    Ronto, R., Rathi, N., Worsley, A., Sanders, T., Lonsdale, C. & Wolfenden, L., 22 Apr 2020, In : Public Health Nutrition. 23, 15, p. 2840-2855 16 p.

    Macquarie University

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    Open Access
  • The global nutrition transition: trends, disease burdens and policy interventions

    Ronto, R., Wu, J. H. Y. & Singh, G. M., Aug 2018, In : Public Health Nutrition. 21, 12, p. 2267-2270 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • What is the status of food literacy in Australian high schools? Perceptions of home economics teachers

    Ronto, R., Ball, L., Pendergast, D. & Harris, N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Appetite. 108, p. 326-334 9 p.

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  • The relationship between food literacy and dietary intake in adolescents: a systematic review

    Vaitkeviciute, R., Ball, L. E. & Harris, N., 1 May 2015, In : Public Health Nutrition. 18, 4, p. 649-658 10 p.

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