Beyond food relief – ensuring food security for all. Evidence from the USA and Australia

Event Details


Time to AEST

Event Series External event

Location Online

The event will showcase the latest research and perspectives on what works to address food insecurity, including American and Australian expertise. It is suitable for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers working to address food insecurity.

Presentations will include:

  • Policies and programs promoting food and nutrition security in the USA – overview and insights from the USDA Gus Shumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) and beyond, Professor Amy Yaroch, Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN), USA
  • Working upstream and midstream to alleviate the crisis downstream – preventing food insecurity in Australia, Dr Rebecca Lindberg, Faculty of Health Dean’s Research Fellow, IPAN, Deakin University
  • When the price tag bites: navigating the crises of unaffordable and unavailable food in Australia, Dr Penny Love, Senior lecturer for Public Health and Community Nutrition, IPAN, Deakin University
  • Feeding the future: addressing food insecurity among migrant children, Dr Konsita Kuswara, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IPAN, Deakin University
  • The Community Grocer – affordable fresh food social enterprise markets for all, Georgia Savage, General Manager, The Community Grocer
  • VCOSS listening tour – Voices of Victoria, Emma King OAM, CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS)
  • Q&A and Panel discussion, Ms Kate Wingrove, Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University