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The Green box - red box nutrition project delivers food security to families and builds social norms about industriousness, healthy eating and spending. The project aims to break the feast and famine cycles that exists in communities by encouraging individuals to take responsibility for providing for themselves, their families and their communities with healthier food choices.
The project works with individuals and families to increase access to affordable and healthy food by teaching them to grow produce for their use or by supplying them with a weekly fruit and vegetable box. It also has the potential to offer economic development through opportunities for local community members to grow their own produce and employment levels through the development of backyard and market gardens, and the packaging and storage process.
A pilot project will include families from the Aboriginal community in Hope Vale, Queensland and focus on ensuring:
Abstract adapted from Cape York Partnerships
Cape York Partnerships
Level 3, 139 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 4042 7200
Fax: (07) 4051 3556