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Completed project

Increasing consumption by developing community awareness and benefits of vegetables (VG16025)

Publication date: Friday, December 29, 2017

What was it all about? 

Most Australians consume less than the recommended daily intake of vegetables. The objective of this scoping project was to identify how community interventions – such as local farmers’ markets, agritourism and community garden programs – may increase vegetable consumption. A literature review and consultations with organisers of community intervention initiatives found that certain forms of community engagement with food – including growing food at home, and food growing and sharing among neighbourhoods –  can contribute to food security. On top of that, it can encourage interest in increasing variety and the amount of vegetables consumed.

Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund