Putting food on the table: Food security is everyone’s business

Putting food on the table: Food security is everyone's business

WHEN: 13/10/2014 - 14/10/2014
TIME: 9:00am to 5:00pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
1 Powerhouse Road Casula

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VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE NOW! http://righttofood.org.au/

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AT http://righttofood.org.au/register/

Early bird rates will be offered until 22 August 2014. Subsidised and scholarship conference tickets are available for eligible participants (see website for more details).

About 5% – or over a million – Australians regularly can’t put adequate food on the table to feed their families. The numbers are even higher in some areas and amongst particular populations.  This hidden hunger may not be visible, but can have serious short and long term effects on health, education, employment and productivity (National Health Survey 2004-5).

We’ll be tackling this challenge at an important conference on food security, Putting Food on The Table.

Held on the 13 & 14 October 2014 at Casula Powerhouse, this two day event will bring together policy makers, academics, community development workers, and health promoters, exploring governance, population, community and communication solutions to food insecurity.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Joel Berg (New York City Coalition for Hunger), Catherine Harding (The Good Foundation/Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food), Martin Laverty (Catholic Health Australia), Professor David Adams (University of Tasmania) and Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo (Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality & Training Centre/Gardeners Lodge Café).

Putting Food on the Table is the first collaboration of The Right to Food Coalition and aims to stimulate discussion and action on this important issue.. The Right to Food Coalition comprises representatives from a range of Sydney based organisations working to raise the profile of food insecurity. We believe everyone has the right to access fresh, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food.

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