Healthy Food Connect: Food Systems
Many people in Benalla have trouble buying healthy affordable food. Why is this so?
Poor transport to shops
“Food deserts” where food is not available in a 500m walking distance
Expensive food: See how much does it cost for healthy food?
Benalla Health and Benalla Rural City Council are working together change our local food system.
What have we done?
Map of where to buy fruit and vegetables
Benalla Food Security Network http://www.benallahealth.org.au/CommunityHealth/HealthPromotion-479/BenallaFoodSecurityNetwork-481)
Benalla Fruit and Vegetable boxes
Benalla Grow Your Own
North East Local Food Strategy 2018-2022
The North East Local Food Strategy is a regionally developed, community collaboration document involving many organisations and people across the North East.
The purpose of the strategy is to:
1. Coordinate systems level approach to strengthening the regional food system
2. Identify priority areas for action
3. Be used as a resource to support funding applications by community members or organisations.
The document is available at