ABOUT OUR FOOD SYSTEM
Hey! I’m Kylie. I'm a writer, speaker, trainer and food systems advocate. I’m based in Brisbane, Australia. I help people and businesses take action towards building and supporting a sustainable, healthy and fair food system.
What you choose to eat is important. Not just for you and your family, but also because of the wider impact it has on your community and especially our planet.
My purpose is to transform the food system by empowering people to take action to create a better planet.
I believe we can all play a part in creating a healthier and more sustainable food system, and here at Our Food System, I give you practical tools to enable you to do just that.
The current industrialised, conventional food system poses serious concerns for both human and planetary health.
Globally, food contributes around one third to greenhouse gas emissions. We are living at a time when throughout the majority of the world, there are more people who are obese then underweight. And nearly a billion people experience the effects of food insecurity globally.
This is why we need to take action now. One of the ways we can do this is by shifting the way we think of ourselves from a consumer to a food citizen mindet.
The Food Ethics Council defines a food citizen as someone who wants to, can and does shape the food system for the better, and encourages others to do the same.
We all have the ability to become food citizens and here at Our Food System, I’m going to show you how you can do just that.
I'm going to help you to feel like you’re part of something bigger. The food citizenship movement is a growing force globally and we need as many people to get on board.
Still not sure what a food citizen really is? That's okay. I'm here to inform and inspire you about the ways in which you can take action in your home, your community, your town and city to create a better food system.
You’ll find lots of other useful information that will help you to feel more connected to your food and where it comes from, at a time when many of us feel completely disconnected.
For over 15 years I’ve had a career as a Public Health Nutritionist, having worked both here in Australia and abroad. I completed a MSc in Food Policy in London, which is the only course of its kind in the world. I now look at food more broadly than just from a nutrition and health perspective, but also through an environmental, socio-economic, political and cultural lens. I also consider myself a food citizen because through my actions and this blog, I’m helping to shape the food system for the better and inspiring others to do the same.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY LIFE AND JOYS
I love exploring new places, seeing live music and laughing with my three boys.
Lots of colour makes me smile, so does a delicious dahl, a quality Chardonnay and my Bose headphones.
I prefer veggies over meat, swimming over running, nature over buildings.
And I can’t grow a tomato to save my life (yet!).
Examples of practical things you can do in your home, community and city to create a healthier, sustainable and fairer food system
Information on food citizenship and what it means to be a food citizen
Conversations with farmers and food system change makers
Reflections on books I’ve read, events I’ve attended, and food system challenges