Creating a healthy and sustainable food system for Australia

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED AND REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED.
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Event details

Workshop

Date & time

Tuesday 24 November 2015
9.00am–5.00pm

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Various

Contacts

Sarah James
+61 (0)2 6125 0324

Audio podcasts

On the 30th of November 2015, representatives from governments and other institutions around the world will meet in Paris seeking a new global agreement on action on climate change. The future of our global food systems will be shaped by the decisions made at this meeting.

In Australia, action is needed to ensure that our national food systems can continue to supply plenty of nutritious, affordable and accessible foods in a way that is not damaging to the natural environment. Action is also needed to encourage humans to consume in ways that are good for the environment. Accompanying these environmental challenges are the ongoing problems of diet-related poor health and chronic diseases.

In this National Forum on the 24th November we will lay out what can and needs to be done by consumers, food industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors based on empirical findings from two complementary Australian Research Council funded environmental sustainability – nutrition research projects: “FOODPRINT” and “SUSTAIN”.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Sharon Friel, RegNet, The Australian National University
  • Prof Mark Lawrence, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University
  • Mr Michael Moore, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia
  • Ms Melissa Cameron, Dairy Australia
  • Dr Greg Gambrill, Sanitarium
  • Dr Lisa Studdert, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health
  • Ms Katie Eberle, Director, Domestic Adaptation Policy, Department of Environment
  • Ms Cathy McGowan AO, Independent MP for Indi
  • Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, Visiting Fellow, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
  • Dr Nick Rose, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
  • Ms Holley Jones, Australian Red Cross
  • Ms Genevieve Jacobs, ABC Radio
  • Dr Andrew Pengilley ACT Health Directorate

The workshop programme is accessible at the downloads tab.

Registration by 20 November 2015 is required.

Updated:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet