Urban Food Actions Platform

Melbourne: three tools for a solid food policy

Author: FAO, EStà, City of Melbourne

The Melbourne’s food policy, launched in 2011, led to the creation of three tools: 1) the Food City guidelines for coordinated actions amongst the actors; 2) the Community Food Guide providing information about food access programmes and services; and 3) the advisory group providing guidance for the implementation of the food policy. These tools aim at improving people’s health and well-being by promoting a food system that is secure, healthy, sustainable, thriving and socially inclusive.

Region: Asia and the Pacific
Coverage: Australia
Areas of focus: Sustainable diets and nutrition