Food security toolkit
A toolkit has been developed to guide local government through options for improving access to healthy food in their communities. The toolkit is not an exhaustive list of all opportunities, but it does identify a range of initiatives and policies that will have an impact on food security.
Local government involvement with efforts to improve food security will be essential. Community groups and other organisations will also find the toolkit useful, particularly as an advocacy tool.
Read the Growing Healthy Communities: Food Security Toolkit for Local Government
Sample policies and charters
For your convenience, sample policies within the Food Security Toolkit are available as word documents below:
- Sample Community Gardens Policy
- Sample Urban Edible Planting Policy
- Sample Food Security Policy
- Sample Food Charter
Food policy councils / Local food networks
Toi Te Ora Public Health is currently working in partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council and Healthy Families NZ - Rotorua in the Kai Rotorua (formally Rotorua Local Food Network) which was established in 2016. The network now has multiple members and sets out to achieve a healthy and ecologically sustainable local food system.
Toi Te Ora Public Health would like to partner with other Councils in our region and local community groups to support the development of additional local food policy councils.