Symposium: Food Insecurity in Australia: Time for Action against Inequality

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Rydges on Swanston

701 Swanston Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Food Insecurity in Australia: Time for Action against Inequality - World Food Day Event.

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The 16th of October marks World Food Day – an event celebrated each year to promote awareness and action for those exposed to hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Among organisations across 150 countries participating, the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Curtin University, Flinders University, Monash University and the University of New South Wales will be hosting a free public symposium on food insecurity in Australia.

Food insecurity is a serious public health concern in high income countries like Australia. Australian social protections are inadequate and although food charity attempts to feed people, many remain hungry. A diverse range of nutritionists, dieticians, practitioners and social scientists will reflect upon the state of food insecurity in Australia, in both the Aboriginal and non-Indigenous population. Speakers include Sue Booth, Danielle Gallegos, Jeromey Temple, Christina Pollard, Julie Brimblecombe, Amanda Lee, Clare Brown, Megan Ferguson, Penelope Love, Tim Landrigan, Leisa McCarthy, Dr. Sue Kleve and Alison Markwick. Following the symposium, a special issue on Addressing Food and Nutrition Security in Developed Countries published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will be launched.

The event program is available here -https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/3196836/Food-Insecurity-in-Australia-Time-for-Action-Against-Inequality-Symposium-Program.pdf

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Rydges on Swanston

701 Swanston Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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