Cardinia Community Food Forum

The Cardinia Community Food Forum 2021 was held online on Tuesday 9 November 2021 from 9.30am to 3pm

  • The forum was hosted by well-known fresh produce expert Thanh Truong ‘the Fruit Nerd’.
  • The keynote speaker for the event was VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio, a medical doctor and passionate advocate for nutrition and food systems transformation.
  • The annual forum was organised by the Cardinia Food Circles Project


The online forum featured a range of speakers, news updates and panel discussions related to the themes:

  • Caring for Country
  • Youth, our future health
  • Reimagining for a food secure future
  • A healthy food systems community
  • Local farm and food enterprises taking action
  • The Cardinia Community Food Forum is part of Council’s commitment to a healthy, delicious, sustainable and fair food system.
  • The event celebrated our fertile farmland, innovative farmers and food businesses as well as a diversity of food cultures, skills and knowledge.
  • The event also celebrated the projects young people are leading and their role in continuing to build a resilient food system in a really challenging environment.
  • The 2021 theme is “our actions are our future: food systems caring for country, a healthy community, farms and food enterprises”.

Contact our Collective Impact Facilitator - Food Circles
Ph: 1300 787 624