If you’re interested in learning more about Australia’s food system you’ve come to the right place. Let’s embark on a journey unearthing what our food system is, why it needs to change for the better and ways in which this could happen.
Hi, I’m Kylie Newberry and I’m passionate about food. Where it comes from. How it’s processed and sold. Why we choose the foods we do. How food gets to us. The impact it has on our health, the environment and our social systems. Plus, the ways in which we can influence change and increase control over our food system.
I’ve always had an interest in learning about food, which is likely what led me to study Nutrition and Dietetics at university. After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from Queensland University of Technology, I’ve worked for many years in the field. For most of my career I’ve worked in public health nutrition because I felt that if we focused our efforts in promoting good health and nutrition, this could have a much greater impact on the population’s health rather than just treating one individual at a time.
I later went onto study a Masters in Food Policy at City University in London. I can honestly say that this course changed my life. I was like a sponge soaking up everything I could learn about food systems and food policy, and that’s what I want to share with you here. Fast forward six years, and after growing and raising three small humans, it’s time to focus my energy on creating a wave of change in food policy in Australia towards a food system that is healthy, sustainable, resilient and fair.