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HEIA(Q) State Conference puts a focus on Food! Nutrition! Futures!

On behalf of the Home Economics Institute of Australia (Qld) (HEIA[Q]), I thank all who attended the HEIA(Q) 2013 State Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2013 for your contribution in making the conference such a success.

The conference, Food! Nutrition! Futures! An education perspective, aimed to promote a better understanding of the world in which we live, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of issues about food and nutrition that threaten our future health, food security and food futures. In particular, the conference considered those aspects of sustainable food and nutrition futures from an education perspective—what we, as educators, can do to play our part in the complex issue of preparing young people for nutritionally healthy and sustainable food futures. The conference aimed to empower delegates, and in turn empower others, to work creatively and collaboratively to help bring their visions of a better world into effect as it relates to food and nutrition. I think we can safely say that the keynote speakers and presenters at the 48 concurrent sessions certainly enabled and inspired delegates to do this.