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Green box red box nutrition project



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 own 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 improved employment levels through the development of backyard and market gardens, and the packaging and storage process.

Green box red box nutrition project is a component of the Economic Stream of the Cape York Welfare Reform Agenda - a tripartite partnership between the Australian and Queensland Governments, and Cape York Partnerships (CYP). Welfare Reform currently operates in Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge.

The desired outcomes of the project are to ensure that:

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


Last updated: 21 March 2014
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