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Young Artist Competition

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Winner Announced

Congratulations to our winner, Jarrod Stains of the Gamilaroi region (South West Queensland), with his piece Food Dreaming.

"In this artwork I have tried to represent HEALTH STORiES in a number of ways. In the middle of the painting is a group of people eating - we come together at meal time.

The situation in which we eat is equally as important as the food we eat. Surrounding these are nuts, berries and witchetty grubs - important traditional food sources that our old people survived off for millenia, we need to take lessons from these (even if our food sources have changed) and watch what we are eating always.

Stretching in 4 directions are the journeys we make for food, with a yam plant in each corner and bush food extended off of the branches. This represents our health journey, there are many paths we can take. The hands and spirals represent the relationships to people we have.

These can also be important in our relationship with food, we need to surround ourselves with the right people and also encourage each other to eat well and nurture each other in times of health and illness alike."

Jarrod's artwork will be featured in our HEALTHY STORiES = GOOD FOOD 2021 online series.

Healthy Stores 2020

The HEALTHY STORiES = GOOD FOOD live event has come out of Healthy Stores 2020, a partnership between the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and the research community to show a pathway for the food retail sector to support better health outcomes for communities.

In 2018, with funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Monash University partnered with The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and a group of world experts in healthy food retail research from a number of universities in Australia and Canada to conduct the Healthy Stores 2020 study, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.

The HEALTHY STORiES = GOOD FOOD live event in 2021 will be an opportunity to share further the learnings from Healthy Stores 2020 and other great stories improving health outcomes for communities through working with stores across remote Australia