ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Food Futures Conference is a national conference held by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). The PHAA is once again highlighting the centrality of food in everyone’s lives, poor dietary choices is one of the leading causes of the burden of chronic diseases, and the urgent need for sustainable and equitable food systems and provisioning. Food Futures I & II set out comprehensive national agendas to consider these issues but limited progress has been made since 2012. The 2018 conference will challenge professionals, organisations and governments to explore core food issues and recognise that how we deal with the food agenda will shape our futures.
This conference brings public health professionals together to pursue the aims of advocating for a comprehensive/ intersectoral/ whole-of-government approach to food and nutrition policy and actions in Australia covering all aspects of the food system including food production, manufacturing, retails, marketing, health, education, social welfare, nutrition, diet and health. It also offers an opportunity for people working in public health nutrition to network, share their work and develop a wider understanding of how the work they do contributes to the broader food systems and nutrition agenda.
In 2018 the Conference theme will be Food – Shaping our Future.
Food is a core health and social welfare consideration at the same time being an indicator of broader social and environmental issues.
We warmly encourage you to lock the date in your diaries to join us in Brisbane at the 2018 Food Futures Conference
The Conference objectives are to:
Create an environment for knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship building;
To advocate for a comprehensive/ intersectoral /whole-of-government approach to food and nutrition policy in Australia covering all aspects of the food system including food production, manufacturing, retail, marketing, health education, nutrition, diet and health;
To offer an opportunity for people working in public health nutrition to network, share their work and develop a broader understanding of how the work they do contributes to the broader food system and nutrition agenda.
The target audience for the conference is people who work with a focus on food security, food sustainability, policy, social equity and health, food education, food production, nutrition. Attendees will be from educational institutions, health and social welfare agencies, professional associations, community organisations, primary health centres, local, state and national governments, and employed as health administration and promotion officers, educators, planners, researchers, scientists, social welfare workers, nurses and including a wide range of allied health professionals working locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Students also attend the conference.