Upcoming Events

Join the next meeting of the Local Government Interest Group to hear from inspirational speakers and collaborate to help improve the healthiness and sustainability of local government food environments in Australia.

Email cindy.needham@deakin.edu.au to receive the link to join and learn more about the work of the team here.

Past Events

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