Inquiry into the most effective ways for Western Australia to address food insecurity for children and young people affected by poverty
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Inquiry into the most effective ways for Western Australia to address food insecurity for children and young people affected by poverty


Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People

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The inquiry will consider:

1. The impact of poor nutrition on children and young people and the extent of the problem in Western Australia.

2. Challenges for children and young people in accessing enough nutritious food.

3. The extent to which food relief:

    a.is currently accessed by children and young people, including at school and in early childhood education and care settings
    b.Is effective.

4. The extent to which food literacy programs aimed at children and young people and/or their parents/carers:

    a.Are currently accessed
    b.Are effective.

5. Government-funded school lunch programs.

6. Any other existing or potential initiatives.

7. Western Australia’s obligations and responsibilities to monitor and address food insecurity as an aspect of child wellbeing.

We are particularly keen to hear about the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and the children of refugees and newly arrived migrants.*

*The Committee will be reaching out to these communities using translated resources and culturally appropriate approaches. We welcome submissions in languages other than English. These will be translated.

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