30 Jul, 2010 Last updated: 09 Dec, 2014

The theme of this year's Food for All Forum was "Food for All: Making a Difference", and focused on the practical ways to improve access to healthy food.

Download: Food for All 2010 Forum Highlights (339KB)

The theme of this year’s Food for All Forum was “Food for All: Making a Difference”, and focused on the practical ways to improve access to healthy food.

Held in June, councillors, researchers, practitioners, planners, policy makers and food producers, as well as other interested members of the community, shared their ideas and discussed the practical and sustainable ways that councils have implemented Food for All.

Highlighting the outcomes

The five-year Food for All program funded eight Victorian local governments to take a lead in improving access to healthy food for people living within disadvantaged communities. The forum highlighted the outcomes, successes and key learnings of their Victorian Food for All projects.

Download the forum highlights here.

(The slide presentations linked to these highlights are used with permission from the speakers).

Launch of new resources for local government

At the forum, VicHealth launched new resources for local government on the key ways they can address food security.

Called ‘Ten ways local government can act on food security’, the new resources include ten information sheets and ten inspiring micro-movies showcasing the work of the Food for All projects.

An ‘upstream’ approach to address food insecurity

Michael Velders, Senior Sustainability Consultant with engineering and design firm Arup, explored urban food production to address food insecurity. Michael’s particular interest lies in sustainable food production and integrating productive landscapes into city living.

Trevor Budge, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, discussed how land-use planning can influence food security. Trevor is a geographer-planner who is widely acknowledged for his work in integrating land-use planning with natural resource management plans and strategies.