Food Security

Food Security

Local action

Advice and information is available for community organisations, local government and emergency food relief organisations to make healthy food accessible, affordable and available for all Tasmanians.

Local government authorities are well-placed to develop integrated and long-lasting solutions to make healthy food accessible, affordable and available in their area.

There are resources for local councils and organisation working to create a healthy food supply in their communities, including:

Food Security Consultation 2016

Research was undertaken by Department of Health and Human Services to find out what is working to improve food security and how to do things better. We talked with community organisations and groups funded to provide food security programs and projects in their region, researchers, project funders, neighbourhood houses, local government staff, local market managers, and members of the former Tasmanian Food Security Council.

What was found will inform the future work of DHHS through Public Health Services, and the relevant initiatives within the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic plan. The full summary Food Security Consultation 2016

For more information email Community Nutrition

Cultural foods

Resources for culturally and linguistically diverse communities - information for people of refugee or migrant background on where to find traditional foods.

August 2017