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Event – Food for All – Learning from the Field Forum – 1 August

Posted in Events, Models, Policies, Research by Ferne Edwards on July 16th, 2008

This forum will provide an opportunity for individuals, community, business, agricultural sectors, government and academics to share learnings from the evaluation of the 9 local government authorities* involved in the Food for All program. Food for All aims to improve access to foods for healthy eating and food security.** The Hon. Joe Helper MP, Minister for Agriculture and Small Business will open the Forum.

Date: Friday 1 August 2008
Time: 9.00AM – 4.00PM
Venue: Sunshine Convention Centre Victoria University, Sunshine Campus, 460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine

Getting There: The Sunshine Convention Centre is at the Victoria University Sunshine Campus, on the corner of Ballarat Road and Westmoreland Road. Albion Station is a 10-minute walk along Ballarat Road (Western Road) from the Sunshine Convention Centre; buses also pass the venue.

Melways Ref: 26 J10

Parking: All day parking for $2 is available at the back of the Convention Centre (ensure that you park in the white lined areas or risk a fine).

Registration: Registration is free. Places are limited: registrations must be received by 23 July 2008.

Successful applicants will be notified within 1 week of registration.

Wheelchair Access

This forum will feature:

  • A presentation by the evaluator of the Food for All program,Dr Meg Montague.
  • Six workshops by project officers and/or their partners in which they will share strategies and insights from their activities to improve access to nutritious food and food security.
  • Recently funded projects in non-health sectors that strengthen and complement the work of Food for All program, including the Planning Institute of Australia (Vic), Deakin University and the Victorian Local Governance Association.
  • Two panels facilitated by Dr Norman Swan, multi-award winning producer and presenter of ABC Radio Nationals Health Report:
    • What is Food Security and Why Should We Care?
      Dr Cate Burns (VicHealth Research Fellow) will present a background to food insecurity in Victoria, while perspectives will come from Prof. Boyd Swinburn (WHO Collaborating Centre on Obesity Prevention and Related Research and Training), Mr Ian James (Economic Consultant to the Vegetable Industry), Mr Marcus Godinho (FareShare, formerly known as One Umbrella) and Ms Kirsten Larsen (Victorian Eco Innovation Lab).
    • Reflection and Response to Opportunities and Challenges
      Highlighted by Dr Meg Montagues Food for All evaluation findings. Panel members will include representatives from several government departments. A publication of case studies illustrating strategies implemented by individual projects will be launched and available for participants on the day.

Learning from the Field Forum – Flyer Registration Form [.doc]

Learning from the Field

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