Upcoming Events

Please join us for the next meeting of the Healthy and Sustainable Tertiary Food Environments Community of Practice meeting, 10am, 14th August and hear from Harvard University! The presentation will explore their:

Food Literacy Project which cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on four integrated areas of food and society: sustainability, nutrition, food preparation and community. Ultimately, the project goal is to promote enduring knowledge, enabling consumers to make informed food choices. Part of this project is the:

Heats-N-Eats Program where volunteers work in the university’s dining hall kitchens to repurpose leftover food into meals with dignity, balanced meals of complementing proteins, starches and vegetables. Completed meals are then picked up by Food for Free and shared with individuals and families in the surrounding area.

Register your interest and receive a link to join by contacting the HASTE team here.

Past Events

Healthy and Sustainable Tertiary Food Environments (HASTE) Community of Practice, 15th May 2024

Hear Dr Catherine Elliott and Sandra Murray explore University of Tasmania’s Sustainable and Equitable Food Strategic Plan 2023-2028.

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Live-Streamed Panel: Research & Practice, 5th December 2023

Nourish Network and the Re-Fresh CRE hosted a panel discussion exploring how public health research has supported government and health and wellbeing agencies to deliver effective health promotion strategies. Led by Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters, the panel featured Sherridan Cluff of Health and Wellbeing Queensland, Brigitte Annois of the Healthy Eating Advisory Service and Dr Tailane Scapin and Victoria Hobbs of Deakin University.

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Webinar: Transforming University Food Environments, 21st November 2023

Lauch of the results of a benchmarking study that compared the healthiness, equity and environmental sustainability of food environments at nine Australian universities. Led by Professor Gary Sacks of Deakin University and featuring Sandy Murray and Dr Catherine Elliot of University of Tasmania, and Shirley Phan of Monash University.

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Webinar: Healthy Supermarket Choices, 4th May 2023

Hear from visiting researcher Katrine Duus from the University of Southern Denmark, on supporting families to make healthier supermarket choices.

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Webinar: Healthy Retail Toolkit Launch, 4th April 2023

Hear from those who developed and the retailers who informed the Nourish Network Healthy Retail Toolkit, and how it can support hospitality operators to offer healthier food in their venues.

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Nourish Network End of Year Celebration, 17th Nov 2022

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sandro Demaio

Panel: Dr Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Dani Valent & Margaret Rozman

Our Keynote Speaker and panellists share their views on healthy and sustainable food retail in Australia, considering both present and future perspectives.

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Exploring the value of working in partnership to drive meaningful change in healthy food retail, 18th Oct 2022

with Amy Brown, Dr. Megan Ferguson, Prof. Cliona Ni Mhurchu & Fiona Watson

Hosted by Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters, panellists draw upon their diverse real-world experiences.

Hear from our panellists as they share their experiences and learnings on the value of working in partnership, plus tips on how to empower communities to enact impactful change in healthy food retail.

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Supporting healthy eating behaviour change: drawing on marketing insights, 11th August 2022

with Associate Professor Joy Parkinson

Hear from Associate Professor Joy Parkinson who shares insights and findings on how we can support healthy eating behaviour change, drawing on marketing insights. Plus tips on tools that can be used to evaluate the implementation of behaviour change programs.

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Values-based food procurement models: benefits & challenges, 3rd August 2022

with Leah Galvin & Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters

Hear from Leah about her recent Churchill Fellowship trip, where she visited the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Leah explains the aims of the Churchill Foundation, and shares her learnings on models and approaches to increase values-based food procurement.

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Levers for Change: Strategies to move to healthy food retail, 5th Oct 2021

with Leah Galvin, Miranda Blake, Amy Brown and Matthew Moylan

Hear from practitioners & researchers on the critical success factors involved in driving the transition to healthy and sustainable food retail environments in local government settings.

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Nudging Sport and Recreation to Promote Water in Sport, 28th April 2021

with Miranda Blake, Devorah Riesenberg, Tara Heneghan, Kate Wilkinson and Eva Nikolitsis

Hear from the project partners how the VicHealth-led Water in Sport project (2018-2020) supported 8 Victorian local governments to make water the drink of choice in their sport and recreation centres.

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Transforming the University Foodscape
for Health and Sustainability

with Sophie Lamond, Assoc. Prof. Gary Sacks, Chris Livaditis and Victoria Hobbs

Hear from colleagues working on research, policy and action to transform university food systems.

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Tools for Implementing
Healthy Food Retail Practices

with Dr Tara Boelsen-Robinson

Hear Dr Boelsen-Robinson’s talk about her research investigating available resources to develop food retail policies, retailer and stakeholder engagement, implementation, and evaluation programs.

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Winter Gathering 2019