Welcome to the N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub
Policy with impact
In recent months, our food systems research has impacted policy in a variety of ways. We have provided evidence on the important role that eating breakfast plays in learning for children, which underpins the School Breakfast Bill currently going through the House of Commons. This proposed new legislation is calling for children in need to have a free school breakfast and has been supported by Manchester United footballer and childhood food poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford.
We have also given expert evidence on the impact of COVID-19 to committees in both the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as contributed to the National Food Strategy, which is first review of our system in 75 years.