Helping one city understand the realities of food insecurity.
In This Podcast: Finishing her master’s degree required a semester project and Cindy Tran’s had fallen through since the city food policy she was going to evaluate had not been passed yet. Realizing the city leaders either did not fully understand what food security was or how significant the issue of food insecurity was for their own citizens, she developed a new project to fix this. Cindy spent her semester gathering all the evidence, including what city already commissioned, and helped frame it in a report that convinced them there was an issue and that it could be tackled. This helped the city take action and the resulting food system strategy is one worth emulating in many other cities.
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Cindy completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine degree at the University of Melbourne with a major in Pathology and matured her quantitative research skills at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute as a research student.
She subsequently completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. Cindy specialized in health policy & promotion, and developed a good understanding of the Australian Health Care System. She has a strong interest in obesity and diabetes and how these are influenced by our cities and food system.
Cindy produced a background report collating local evidence about the issue of food security within the City of Moreland. This report contributed to the endorsement of the Moreland Food System Strategy in May 2017.
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