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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

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

Author

VicHealth healthy eating programs

Publisher

VicHealth

City

Melbourne

Type

Resource package

 

Description

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

Contact details

VicHealth
Ground floor
15-31 Pelham St
Carlton South Vic 3053
PO Box 154
Carlton South Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 9667 1333
Fax: (03) 9667 1375

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Last updated: 15 August 2014
 
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