Recent Events

Screening of ‘In Defense of Food’ documentary

In this one hour documentary, best-selling food activist Michael Pollan travels from Tanzania to California and Paris in an attempt to rediscover the pleasures of eating healthy and dispel misconceptions fed to the general public by “faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices”.  Featuring interviews with scientists, nutrition experts, physicians and food activists, Pollan examines how a variety of diets derived from our ancestors, including a plant-based diet, can be our healthiest option. The documentary also examines why we’ve seen a surge in obesity – despite reducing fat in our diet – and how we can avoid the chronic diseases often connected to modern diets.

When: 20th of July 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where: Cinema Nova, Carlton (Victoria)

Ticket Price: $25 and … it also includes raffle ticket to win yummy prices!

Want to book?  click here to get your tickets

 

Emergency Food Relief: Peering Ten Years into the Future

This interactive forum will coincide with the World Congress on Public Health, this forum will tap into local and international expertise to explore the key challenges Australia’s charitable food sector is likely to face in the next decade.

Are you striving to achieve equitable access to nutritious food for people experiencing food insecurity?

Perhaps you work or volunteer with a food rescue organisation, provide emergency food relief
services (eg. community meals program, breakfast club or food pantry) or are involved in relevant research, funding distribution or policy decision-making?

If so, this forum is for you!

For further information click here.

WHEN: Friday, 7 April, 12.30pm

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WHERE: Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Right to Food Coalition Master Class – Becoming an Effective Food Policy Advocate

When you’re fighting for a cause, how can you actually make an impact?

The purpose of this master class is to encourage debate amongst academics and civil society about the role of advocacy in food and nutrition policy, what it is and how to use it more effectively for the public interest.

Join the Australian Right to Food Coalition, the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Professor Corinna Hawkes to learn more about the power of advocacy at its best.

For further information click here.

WHEN: Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 5.30pm

WHERE: Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University – Level 6 Seminar Room

Register for this free event here.

This event is brought to you by the Australian Right to Food Coalition with kind support from the Charles Perkins Centre.

Food Security Training – Macarthur

WHEN: Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 9.00am – 1.00pm

WHERE: MDSI Activity Room – Ground Floor, Suite 18, 171-179 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW

Register for this free training here.

RSVP by 9 August 2016

For further information click here or call Mary Enkababian on 02 8738 5908 or Nerida Deane on 02 4633 4119

 

Film Screenings: In Defence of Food

Join us for a screening of ‘In Defence of Food’ – the confronting documentary by Michael Pollan about the modern food industry.

Melbourne Screening

WHEN: Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm

WHERE: Cinema Nova – 380 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC 3053

TICKET PRICE: $25

Bookings essential. Book your ticket here.

The screening will be shown 6.40-8pm followed by a Q&A session until 8.30pm with panellists Associate Professor Tim Crowe, Thinking Nutiriton & Deakin University and Russell Shields, ASRC’s Food Justice Truck Manager.

Watch the trailer here.

Sydney Screening

WHEN: Monday, 18 April 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm

WHERE: Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Science Road, The University of Sydney

ENTRY FEE: Free and open to all

Bookings essential. Register here.

The screening will be followed by the informal launch of the Right To Food Coalition. Join us for drinks and conversation.

WHEN: Monday, 18 April 2016, 8.00 – 10.00pm

WHERE: Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel St, Forest Lodge

Find out more here.

 

Melbourne Events

Join us for the Food Security Research Forum

WHEN: Thursday 21 April 2016, 8.45 – 4.30pm

WHERE: The Hub@Docklands, 80 Harbour Espanade, Docklands (five minute walk from Southern Cross Station – look for the giant rabbit sculpture!)

RSVP: Friday 15 April. Contact nutrition.dietetics@monash.edu to confirm attendance and any special dietary requirements.

Download the program here.