Who We Are

A Collective Impact Initiative

Community working together to drive change

    The Community Plate believes that everyone in our community has the right to access healthy, abundant, vibrant, and nourishing food.

    Sadly this is not always the case. Poor diet is a significant contributor to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. Across Australia 2 in 3 adults are classified as overweight or obese, as well as 1 in every 4 children. These trends have costly impacts for the individual, the economy, and the health care system. The Community Plate is an initiative responding to this burden.

    Poor diet is not just an individual problem. The contribution of social and environmental factors – for example the impact of our food system, how we make, grow, access, buy and consume food has become increasingly apparent. Healthy environments are key.

    In 2017 a group of local primary prevention representatives came together to workshop the idea of taking a Collective Impact approach to the local food system. As a result Peninsula Health, Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire, the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care
    Partnership, the Department of Health and Monash University committed to taking a long-term Collective Impact approach to strengthen the local food system and better influence healthy eating outcomes across the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Regions.