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Field Trips - Registrations Now Open

Registrations are open for WPHN Congress 2020 Pre-Congress Field Trips.


Please note places are limited per field trip.

Exploring Brisbane's local food system

Trip to Neighbourhood Farm and Food Connect

Monday 30 March, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Cost: $58

This field trip will showcase an example of a local food system in Brisbane. The first stop is Neighbourhood Farm which is a small scale, chemical free, urban farm situated on an acre of fertile land in Oxley, by the Brisbane river. The tour includes a guided walk by the farmer, Micah, highlighting the joys and challenges of farming on a small scale and the ways in which the farm enhances the health of the local community and builds Oxley's food resilience. We will then visit Food Connect, which is a social enterprise creating a fairer food system with local, seasonal, ecological food direct from the farmer. In 2018. following a successful equity crowdfunding campaign which raised $2 million, Food Connect is set to become Brisbane's first ever food hub. Robert Pelkin, founder of Food Connect will take you through a tour of the warehouse. While on the bus, Kylie Newberry will share her learnings from teaching a new subject, Food Citizenship to first year Nutrition and Dietetics students at QUT in 2019. She will unpack food citizenship and why it is essential to empower both future and current nutrition professionals to build and support a healthier, sustainable and equitable food system.

A bus has been organised to pick up delegates from the Brisbane Convention Centre at 9:30am. This bus will return delegates to the same location by 1:30pm.  Please bring sunscreen, a hat and water with you as it will be hot outside at the farm and there is limited shade. Lunch will be provided at 12:30, if you require morning tea please bring a snack.

To register for this Field Trip, please click here.

Institute of Urban Indigenous Health

Tour of IUIH Offices and Presentations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

Monday 30 March, 9:30am - 11:00am

Cost: $20 donation, if possible

This field trip involves a tour of IUIH’s offices in Windsor, and presentations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and staff about the history of the health service, the Community Controlled Health Services movement in Australia, and the programs offered by IUIH. These include:

  • Clinical care

  • Allied health programs

  • Dental services

  • The Deadly Choices program

  • Child and Maternal health

  • Home Support (Aged Care)

  • Youth Justice and Family Support

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme support

Arrive to start at 9:30am, tour presentations finish by 11:00am. There is the option to stay on and purchase lunch at Presto's training café on site. This café is run by the Preston Campbell Foundation established by rugby legend Preston Campbell.

For further information about IUIH please click here.

To register for this Field Trip, please click here.


Please note: delegates will be required to transport themselves to the IUIH offices.

World Public Health Nutrition
Congress 2020

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