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Fair Food Challenge – fair, healthy, accessible and inclusive food systems

Fair Food Challenge – fair, healthy, accessible and inclusive food systems

Fair Food Challenge emerged from the Global Shapers Community Melbourne Hub as one of our earliest projects. Check out the Fair Food Challenge website for more.

The Fair Food Challenge is empowering university communities to build a fair, healthy, accessible and inclusive food system.

We believe universities must exercise leadership in our society. We are working with institutions to develop and implement comprehensive fair food plans to transform campus food environments. We recognise that campuses must provide healthy food environments, access to affordable food and access to skills and opportunities to grow, buy, cook and eat and share good food.

We acknowledge that food is a systemic issue and that food impacts sustainability, social equity, health, education and our physical environments. Investing in local, sustainable, humane and fair food systems benefits the whole of society and that by demonstrating these values in our institutions we benefit the lives of current staff and students as well as encourage the recruitment of future staff and students. Making these connections fosters university-community relations and supports the livelihoods of family farmers and food chain workers.

A fair food system must be diverse and inclusive, acknowledging and supporting the many cultures and identities that make up our community. We acknowledge that we live, work and eat on the land of the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional custodians of this land.

The Fair Food Challenge is asking Australian universities to adopt the forty fair food principles to transform their campus food environments.


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