About the conference
We are delighted to invite you to this exciting CPD accredited conference presented by a panel of leading national experts on Food Poverty.
With 4 million people affected by food poverty in the UK, we would like to place a spotlight on food poverty in Britain today, and support delegates in gaining a deeper understanding of what food poverty is and the causes at an individual, societal and political level. It will also look at the emergence of food banks in Britain, reflecting on why they have come about and touch on the practicalities of how they work. Delegates will be given an insight into local initiatives that strive to impact upon food access, nutrition and poverty, allowing the opportunity to reflect on the current approaches and consider if enough is being done to tackle the growing issue of food poverty in Britain today.
The aim of the conference is to bring together people working in public health, third sector, local authorities and other interested groups to critically examine the issue of food poverty in modern Britain and to openly debate the realistic options available for addressing this within the various and complex social, economic and political constraints.
The conference will highlight the following topics
- Food Poverty in the UK, a public health emergency? by Rachel Loopstra
- Socio-political explanations of Food Poverty by Dr Martin Caraher
- Exploring the rise in emergency food provision in the UK and food security by Hannah Lambie - Mumford
- Food Act!ve, Obesity and Health Inequalities by Robin Ireland
- How Food Banks work in the UK, and who uses them? by Anne Danks
- Wirral food plan by Julie Webster & Rachael Musgrave
- Healthy Communities by Mark Gleave & Jenni Moss
- Free School Breakfast Clubs
- Liverpool - Growing Scheme (Big Apple Van) by Brian Jones
Plenary sessions will be interspersed with questions and answer sessions and panel discussions. The meeting represents a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.
Prof Lynne Kennedy
Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) Head of Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Chester
- Chair's welcome
- Introduction to the Theme
- Agenda for the day; Introduce Speakers
- Introduce the artist to illustrate the day