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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Food for all

 

Overview

The Food for all (FFA) project funded was by VicHealth from 2005 to 2010. FFA was designed to improve access to, and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables for people living in disadvantaged communities, through the identification of local government systemic and infrastructure barriers to food security.

FFA goals:

FFA objectives:

Nine local governments were funded for three years to develop innovative, integrated strategies to increase access to nutritious foods and address food insecurity for vulnerable groups. The councils involved were:

Resources supporting the program include the 'Promoting Healthy Eating Kit 2006', and the 'Environments for Health - Municipal Public Health Planning Framework (VIC).

Many valuable insights about the factors that help or hinder the promotiion of food security through local government were gained through the experience of the FFA projects. These have been captured in a series of fact sheets and micro-movies called Ten ways local government can act on food security, to assist local governments to advance a food security agenda.

Related publications

Advocacy: get your voice heard: advocate on food security (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

The Food for all program demonstrated that many barriers to food security stem from systems that local governments cannot directly alter. Advocacy highlights the areas where local governments can advocate on behalf of its residents to influence food insecurity.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Allocate responsibility: Identify who carries the food security agenda (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Allocate responsibility describes actions and strategies that local government can take to drive the food security agenda within Council and the community, by assigning the role to a specific staff member. This will help to have food security accepted as a legitimate area for local action and policy. The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Building the local picture: establish an evidence base (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Building the local picture describes the strategies councils can use to build the evidence base by summarising the key food security issues and local evidence into one document. The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Getting food and residents together (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

The councils participating in Food for all supported a number of strategies seeking to address hurdles to getting people to food and food to people. Getting food and residents together identifies how local governments can work in partnership to increase residents' access to fresh foods.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Growing food locally: supporting residents to grow and harvest food (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Growing food locally highlights the significant role of local government in supporting gardening initiatives, and ensuring council and community actions are complementary.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Healthy eating for residents: supporting residents to adopt healthy eating practices (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Healthy eating for residents describes how local government, ideally in partnership with appropriate agencies, can assist residents in increasing their understanding of how to access and cook healthy meals.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Land use planning: Influence land use, business mix and the built environment (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Land use planning is one of the most challenging areas in which to embed food security thinking. Food for all identified that intensive consultation and awareness-raising to council planners of the link between land use planning and food security is essential. Land use planning summarises these issues.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Policy and plans: incorporate food security into council policy and plans (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Integrating food security into policy and planning is vital to ensure food security is firmly on the council agenda. Policy and plans highlights the actions that local government can take to incorporate food security into policy and plans.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Regulatory and fiscal power: use council's regulatory and fiscal powers to drive change (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Local government can consider using its regulatory and fiscal powers to increase the supply of healthy food and decrease the supply of unhealthy food. Regulatory and fiscal power describes various ways that local government can use its local-level regulatory role.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Setting a good example: model food access in council-run activities, facilities and programs (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Setting a good example describes how councils can model ways of supporting healthy eating choices and raise the profile of healthy food access strategies through its own activities.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ten ways local government can act on food security (2011)

VicHealth healthy eating programs

The Food for all program by VicHealth was designed to increase regular access to, and consumption of, a variety of foods (particularly fruit and vegetables) by people living in disadvantaged communities.

One of the strategies of Food for all is to encourage local government authorities to improve integrated planning of those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use. To assist this process ten micro-movies and information sheets have been designed by VicHealth to assist local government. They describe ten broad categories of action to take to assist residents, especially those vulnerable to food security, with access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and healthy foods.

Ten ways local government can act on food security is an overview of the program and the strategies.

The complete set of resources are:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Evaluated publications

VicHealth (2011)

Food for All program 2005-10: evaluation report.

Melbourne: VicHealth

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Last updated: 13 December 2013
 
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