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An invaluable resource for local government can be produced by summarising the key food security issues and local evidence into one document.
The councils participating in Food for All supported a number of strategies seeking to address hurdles to getting people to food and food to people.
Land use planning is one of the most challenging areas in which to embed food security thinking.
Integrating food security into policy and planning is vital to ensure food security is firmly on the council agenda.
Setting a good example - how council can model ways of supporting healthy eating choices and raise the profile of healthy food access strategies through its own activities.
VicHealth’s Food for All program funded Victorian local governments to take a lead in addressing the problem of food insecurity by improving access to healthy food.
Local government can consider using its regulatory and fiscal powers to increase the supply of healthy food and decrease the supply of unhealthy food.
Many of Victorias recently-arrived residents who come from different cultural backgrounds have not needed, or had the opportunity, to learn about water safety.
The Parents Learning Actively with Youngsters (PLAY) program is run by Glastonbury Child and Family Services, an independent, not-for-profit organisation.
The once celebrated club had been without a place in a league for 13 years courtesy of league closures, and “fear and racism”.
Multicultural school comprising 34 nationalities which has used VicHealth funding for: a play group for children with little English; lunchtime program for students that looks at cultural games and the development of a vegetable garden.
This initiative included a camp, meetings, activities, workshops and excursions.