(03) 8319 7419
Food security in Moreland: A needs assessment
‘Food security’ refers to the ability of all people to regularly access food that is
Poor food access can cause anxiety, hunger and lack of energy. People experiencing food insecurity are more likely to be overweight or obese, feel excluded from society, and have a diet inconsistent with recommendations for good health, thus, be at risk of nutritional deficiencies.
‘Access to nutritious foods’ became a Health Promotion priority within MCHS in 2006. Throughout 2007 and 2008 the Moreland Food Access Project (MFAP) was designed to research food insecurity and related issues in the area. The work resulted in the Moreland Food Security Needs Assessment (2009) which identified areas in Moreland at greater risk or food insecurity. This was done by:
The following maps were produced as part of the Moreland Food Security Needs Assessment and were produced in partnership with Moreland City Council:
Fresh fruit and vegetable outlets Fresh food outlets Supermarkets and cost of standard basket of goods Takeaway shop outlets Alcohol outlets Alcohol and takeaway outlets
Since 2007, MFAP has undertaken several projects to improve access to nutritious foods in Moreland.
Our current work includes:
Since 2007, we have trialled a number of initiatives aimed at improving access to nutritious foods.These projects have included the following:
For information regarding these projects please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Moreland Food Security needs assessment
Needs assessment framework for local food security
Food, vouchers and other emergency relief
Moreland City Council’s Home Care food service
Australian Food Sovereignty alliance
Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)
Sustainable Gardening Australia
Moreland Gardeners Network
Guidelines for community gardens
Australian city farms and community gardens network
Food cents ten plan shopping guide
Café meals program – North Yarra Community Health
Market fresh Fruit & Veg for health Marketfresh Healthy Kids
Provides services to address and manage health and wellbeing.
Aiming to keep people active and healthy as well as provide treatment and advice to help...
Support for the frail and aged in the local community.
Support to help people with disabilities live independently.