Working together to transform tertiary food retail environments to be healthier and more environmentally sustainable


The Healthy and Sustainable Tertiary Food Environments (‘HASTE’) Community of Practice is focused on the practical elements of support for practitioners and professionals working to transform the food environments in tertiary education institutions to be healthy, environmentally sustainable and equitable. This includes, but is not limited to stakeholder engagement, co-design, application of state-based guidelines, partnership formation, operational considerations and considerations for lease agreements.


We aim to:

  • Build a network that shares knowledge, tools and resources to transform food environments in tertiary education institutions and connect new and existing members to contacts in networks
  • Support tertiary education institutions to implement policies and interventions to transform their campus food environment to be healthy, sustainable and equitable by sharing ideas, resources and networks
  • Advocate for the creation of healthy food environments within tertiary education institutions in alignment with best practice evidence

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

Watch a recording of the presentation by the team from the University of Tasmania here.

Watch a recording of the presentations from University of British Columbia here and Deakin University here.