As part of the launch of our Food Systems Policy Hub, Dr J. Bernadette Moore and Dr Charlotte Evans from the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds, explored how we can tackle childhood food poverty in a webinar on Tuesday 10 November.
The webinar and panel discussion considered how over the last 10 years the number of children in the UK living with food poverty has increased, alongside a rise in childhood obesity.
With Marcus Rashford’s school dinners campaign, there is increasing momentum towards tackling childhood food poverty. This online event explored the current situation including social and economic pressures of COVID-19 and Brexit, which are posing additional challenges. The panel examined current community efforts aimed at mitigating food poverty and deliberated priority areas for policy action at both local and national levels.
- Denise Bentley, Co-founder and Chief Executive, First Love Foundation – Insights from the National Food Strategy
- Kim Roberts, Chief Executive, HENRY – The importance of a healthy start
- Dr Megan Blake, University of Sheffield – Building resilience to food insecurity through food ladders
- Professor Jonathan Rushton, University of Liverpool – Barriers to quality food access in Liverpool
- Dr Maria Bryant, Hull York Medical School – The role of community food assets in a multicultural population
- Professor Louise Dye, University of Leeds – Too hungry to learn? The role of school breakfast provision in academic performance
Didn’t catch the webinar? Watch the recording…
Here are key documents which accompany the webinar recording: