Community Foodies is a South Australian nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members ('Foodies') to act as agents for change. Program sites across the state are comprised of multi-disciplinary teams and work with local partners from a variety of sectors to support Foodies in their work.
Please note important message below:
You may be aware that following a recent review the Community Foodies program will continue to operate in South Australia based on its positive impact on the most vulnerable in our community. However, based on the changing role of Local Health Networks, it is not possible for Foodies to continue to be managed by Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.
SA Health will conduct a tender to find a suitable non-government organisation/s (NGO) to manage the Community Foodies program. It is planned that this will be operational as soon as possible after 1 July 2013. In the interim you will have continued support from SA Health to ensure the program remains active and vibrant.
Two Foodie volunteers, Ronwyn McNicoll (metro) and Angela Roesler (country), have been nominated to participate in the tender process along with a member of staff. This staff member will be involved for the next six months to ensure the smooth transition of the program’s management to a NGO.
The successful NGO will be connected to the most vulnerable in our community to provide an integrated approach for people with complex needs and the ability to tap into established volunteer engagement processes.
This web page will be updated with more information about the management of Community Foodies as it becomes available.
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"We're passionate- we believe in what we do" - Community Foodie