Tools & resources

We’ve compiled a significant library of technical reports and strategy documents concerning the issue of healthy food access. In addition to the library there is a page with demographic data for each of the state’s 29 local government areas, diagrams and infographics, and an interactive map of the various Tasmanian ventures – markets, schools and clubs – who work with healthy food access in mind.


Pile of books

Community profiles

Community infographic

Local food map

External links

The Australian Food Forum.  A community of practice for all those working towards a sustainable and fair food system in Australia. They intend for it to become the online go-to place to easily connect with, learn from and share knowledge with others in the fair food movement.

Healthy food access (USA). Internationally there are many examples of substantial and long-term investments that are seeking to change neighbourhoods and towns to improve access to healthy food. This excellent web portal details a vast number of approaches and tools that have been used in North America along with results from the investments. Much of this, adapted for the local setting, is highly transferable to Tasmania. The retail strategies are of particular interest.

Sustain (UK). This is an interesting international example of an alliance of over 50 organisations who are working collaboratively to ‘advocate for food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture’. The membership includes key health, agricultural, scientific/academic, farming and community organisations. Organisations with expertise from the soil food is grown in to the getting healthy food onto the kitchen table are part of the alliance. The website contains an amazing variety of case studies, strategies and how-to guides.

Eat Well TasmaniaFood Solutions is Eat Well Tasmania’s start-up guide and coaching service. It helps social entrepreneurs and start-up team leaders who want to create food cooperatives that make fresh fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible for Tasmanians.