How to be a Food Citizen

When:  Mar 31, 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

How to be a Food Citizen: For the wellbeing of people and the planet

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Food and Environment Interest Group (2023). 

31 March 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT, Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne time)
31 March 2023 at 11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT)
31 March 2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST)
31 March 2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am (AWST)

Are you a food citizen, or simply a ‘consumer’? We need more food citizens to create healthy and sustainable food systems.

This webinar will discuss how food citizenship is defined, and the variety of ways we can become food citizens for the benefit of families, communities, the nation and the planet.

Three expert speakers – including a social media influencer- will share their knowledge, experience, insights and practices to help you identify how you can become a food citizen and inspire others to do the same.


Dr Gabrielle O'Kane has had an extensive career clinical and community dietetic practice, in both the public and private sector and mostly practising in rural NSW, before moving to academia and later into other roles that included being the CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in socially sustainable food systems. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2014, was entitled, 'A Moveable Feast: Towards a better understanding of pathways to food citizenship.'

Hannah Churton is the enthusiastic trash talker behind The Worm Monger - an educational platform dedicated to helping people better manage food waste in their own homes. In the depths of Covid lockdown 1.0 she started a compost hub and verge garden that turns the compost the community creates into the food that it eats. The hub has now diverted over 5 tons from landfill. By day, Hannah also pursues her food waste obsession as a PhD candidate researching how Australia can meet the food waste reduction targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals.

Kylie Newberry is a writer, consultant, coach, advocate and founder of Our Food System™. Her passion lies in creating a better food system for both people and the planet. She has a special interest in food citizenship, and works to empower people to see themselves as food citizens instead of consumers, knowing that we have the power to transform the food system. In 2019, Kylie wrote and lectured a brand new course in Food Citizenship at Queensland University of Technology, within the B. Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2021 she completed the Elevate+ Accelerator Program to establish the social enterprise, Urban Edible, which converts underutlised land into urban farms across South East Queensland. 

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. CPD logs will be update automatically in the days following the event. 

Webinar access details will be sent out via email on 30 March 2023. The webinar recording will be emailed to registrants within 1-3 business days of the live event. 

Dietitians Australia members: $25 | Non-members: $35