2014 Conference Presentations

The 2014 Right to Food conference program explored food security solutions across four key themes: governance, population, communication, and community. Presenters from diverse organisations shared their experience, strategies and insights to offer a range perspectives on food security solutions.

Here you can find the majority of presentations from the 2014  Putting Food on the Table conference. These presentations contribute to an important body of knowledge around food security issues in Australia. We encourage everyone to explore the ideas offered below as ‘food security is everyone’s business.’

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:

Joel Berg, NYC Coalition Against Hunger

Hunger in Developed Countries: Why It Exists and How We Can End It

Martin Laverty, Social Determinants of Health Alliance

Food Security as a Social Determinant

Martin Laverty, Social Determinants of Health Alliance

Karen Beetson, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation 

Food Security – An Aboriginal Perspective

Ronni Kahn, OzHarvest

Nourishing Our Country

David Adams, University of Tasmania

How to Organise a Food Policy that Works

Catherine Harding, The Good Foundation

Jamie’s Ministry of Food – Inspiring Communities

Jason Hincks, Foodbank Australia

Fuelled by Foodbank: A Large Scale Solution to a Large Scale Problem

 

PRESENTERS:

Julia McCartan, Monash University

Utilising systems thinking to improve access to nutritious food

 

Jasmina Bajraktarevic, STARTTS

Intersections between STARTTS systemic approach and food security

 

Brigit Busicchia, Sydney Food Fairness Alliance

Is food banking a solution to food poverty?

 

Liesel Spencer, University of Western Sydney

Local government legal structures to build community resilience to food insecurity

 

Rex Milligan, Foodbank WA

Building a Healthy Food For All Strategy by partnering with government, nongovernment and business corporates

 

Bob Fagan, Macquarie University

Food security: The role of not-for-profit & community sector organisations in Sydney

 

Leah Galvin, Heart Foundation Tasmania

Food for All Tasmanians: What happens when the policy settings are right

Leah Galvin, Heart Foundation Tasmania

 

Patrick Lawrence, Aid Pillar, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne

What about the others – asylum seekers, food security and justice

Patrick Lawrence, Aid Pillar, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne

 

Melita Grant, Oxfam Australia

From food waste to food security: local approaches with global influence

 

Ian Sinclair, Edge Land Planning and University of Sydney

Contested Landscapes – Fresh Food productionPeri-Urban and Coastal Alluvial Plains Landscape

 

Jennifer Evans, Holley Jones and Caitlin Evans Australian Red Cross

The AustralianRed Cross response to increasing food security throughout Australia

 

Amy Lawton and Dany Ya Blacktown City Council / Liverpool City Council

Integrating food security into the local government agenda: Exploring the experiences of two
councils in Western Sydney

 

Giovina Rocconi, Australian Red Cross

Investigating a competency framework: consideration for  quality and capacity building with
food literacy facilitators

Giovina Rocconi, Australian Red Cross

 

Helen Barnard, Australian Red Cross

Ordinary people, extraordinary circumstances – addressing food security among  vulnerable asylum seekers

Helen Barnard, Australian Red Cross

 

Eloise Le Compte, NSW Refugee Health

Fairfield Refugee Nutrition Project

Eloise Le Compte, NSW Refugee Health Service

 

Julia McCartan, Monash University

Utilising systems thinking to improve access to nutritious food

Julia McCartan, Monash University

 

Jenni Downes, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures

Food Affordability in Sydney

Jenni Downes, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures

 

Kay Richardson, Children’s Food Education Foundation

The Big Feed – Food from an app to the table

Kay Richardson, Children’s Food Education Foundation

 

Kelly Smith and Rebecca Lindberg, SecondBite

Tasty training for the community sector: Second Bite’s Fresh Nutrition Education and Nutritious Food Rescue

Kelly Smith and Rebecca Lindberg, SecondBite

 

Michelle Carrick, Seed Harvest Spoon

Educating a new generation of food producers

Michelle Carrick, Seed Harvest Spoon

 

Mike Meyer and Joanne Perry, Inspire Community Services

Getting it right: grassroots delivery

Mike Meyer and Joanne Perry, Inspire Community Services

 

Phil Pettitt, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

Community gardens as part of the solution: challenges and solutions for food insecure communities

Phil Pettitt, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

 

Pollyemma Antees, Far West NSW Medicare Local

Healthy Outback Kids

Pollyemma Antees, Far West NSW Medicare Local

 

Sue Gordon and Nerida Deane Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative / South Western Sydney Local Health District

Supporting Creative Solutions

Sue Gordon and Nerida Deane Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative South Western Sydney Local Health District

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