Jen Alden

Jennifer Alden is a Health Broker with three decades experience working to improve health and wellbeing in the community. She has a Doctorate of Public Health with a special interest in food policy, a Masters in Women’s Health and an Honours degree in Science, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute/School of Land and Environment (University of Melbourne) and board member of Foodbank Victoria’s Bendigo FoodShare. A member of the Public Health Association of Australia, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Australian Food Hubs Network, she is also author of the book Liberated Eating. Her most recent role was as CEO of urban agriculture not for profit, Cultivating Community.  She has a keen interest in growing and preparing food that is not only kind to the planet but our bodies and in the creation of community food centres as a way of increasing access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality.