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25th July 2017 - Peas Please Wales

This stakeholders event brings together people from across the food system to look at what is and what could be done to increase vegetable production and consumption in Wales.  For production, we will hear from large scale and community producers and initiatives that have been set up to support them; Tyfu Cymru and Tyfu Fyny, the Community Land Advisory Service and the Arch of Taste.  There will be a lively ‘Veg Think Tank’ debate featuring different actors in the food chain, producers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers and what they are or could be doing.

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24th October 2017 - The Vegetable Summit

The Vegetable Summit London is a pledging event, which forms part of the Peas Please intiative led by The Food Foundation, Nourish Scotland, WWF and Food Cardiff.

This event will be in the Chamber of City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London and is for all food systems actors such as retailers, restauranteurs, caterers, manufacturers, growers and government to come and make commitments that will shift our food system to make it easier for everyone to eat more veg.

Special guests will be announced shortly.

This event is by invitation only.

If you would like to make a pledge or find out more please email alex.ward@foodfoundation.org.uk

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25th July 2017 - Peas Please Wales

This stakeholders event brings together people from across the food system to look at what is and what could be done to increase vegetable production and consumption in Wales.  For production, we will hear from large scale and community producers and initiatives that have been set up to support them; Tyfu Cymru and Tyfu Fyny, the Community Land Advisory Service and the Arch of Taste.  There will be a lively ‘Veg Think Tank’ debate featuring different actors in the food chain, producers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers and what they are or could be doing.

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4th July 2017 - Malnutrition is the new normal: A British problem needing a global outlook

Malnutrition in all its forms affects 1 in 3 people in the world. The UK is no exception and faces a complex mix of obesity and food insecurity.

This event promotes fresh thinking on food policy to tackle malnutrition in the UK and abroad and supports inter-country learning on food and nutrition policy ideas.

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22nd June 2017 - The Royal Highland Show

This fruit and vegetable strategy reception, hosted by MSP Fergus Ewing will be an opportuntiy to hear more about the exciting future plans for the fruit and veg sector in Scotland.

We need to fully understand the challenges and opportunities for our fruit and vegetable sector as it faces a unique set of challenges in the coming years.

This event will be a unique opportunity to discuss the next steps for potatoes, fruit and vegetables to 2030.

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7th June 2017 - London Produce Show

7th – 9th June 2017

The Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business magazine are proud to present this unique event for the fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industries.

The boutique exhibition gives trade exhibitors direct access to a wide range of international produce buyers from the retail, foodservice and wholesale sectors. A series of networking occasions, seminars and chef demonstrations run around and alongside the exhibition, delivering every participant the opportunity to meet, share and learn with their counterparts from around the world.

For more information and to register click here.

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12th May 2017 - The Convention

The Convention is a two-day event on May 12th & 13th at Central Hall, Westminster, bringing you the best minds from culture, politics and media to understand where we are, how we got here and what we’re going to do about it.

Just one of the important topics being discussed over this two day event will be:  Making the case for food

Food is personal but should be political.  Our current food system is in crisis –  it damages  our health and our planet, but there is a dearth of leadership.  Does Brexit create the moment to pass a much needed Food Act?

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4th May 2017 - UK Fruit and Vegetable Congress

The FPJ Live Fruit and Vegetable Congress will focus on some of the most important issues facing the trade, from Brexit and labour to retail, marketing, supply chain and the burgeoning catering sector. Leading speakers from suppliers, supermarkets and other industry experts will present their view on how to get ahead and navigate the challenging times facing the industry.

This interactive event will include panel discussions and question opportunities on big issue topics.  The event will be joined by a network of over 200 industry leaders from across the British trade.

You can find more details on the programme here.

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1st December 2016 - FAO/WHO INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

This international Symposium will look at sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition.

The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and programme-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.

 

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24th November 2016 - Food Matters Live: Increasing vegetable consumption across the UK

How can industry make it easier to eat more vegetables? What lessons have been learned from initiatives to date, and how much further do we need to go to reach the desired healthy levels of consumption?

Food Matters Live Seminar – 10:45 – 12:15, Seminar room 3

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24th November 2016 - Demand-side incentives to fruit and veg consumption.

On November 24th (15:00 – 17:00) the Food Foundation and London Food Board is convening a roundtable focussing on demand side incentives to fruit and vegetable consumption.  Through the session, we will explore how direct public subsidies, social prescriptions, public planning funds and other policy levers could best be used to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the UK.  Businesses’ experience of voucher schemes and free fruit and veg programmes will also be explored.

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14th November 2016 - Priorities for Healthy Food Policy: Launch of Expert Consensus

This event will launch the results of a national Expert Consultation involving 73 experts from 41 organisations in the development of the Food Environment Policy Index.  This Index evaluates how well England is doing in the development of healthy food policies and identifies priorities for action. The event will allow experts to discuss the results and their implications with parliamentarians.

 

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8th November 2016 - The case for measuring UK household food insecurity

An interactive session exploring why, and how, household food insecurity could be measured in the UK, being convened as part of the ESRC Festival of Science.

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8th November 2016 - EDUcatering Forum

EDUcatering Forum will provide school and local authority caterers with key insight into the critical issues affecting the school food sector and will explore ways to ensure that school food policy remains a priority in Parliament following the Brexit vote.

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7th November 2016 - Peas Please: Making a Pledge for More Veg

The name’s still a secret… but it’s all about VEG… please come along to the grand unveiling of our new initiative to tackle supply side barriers to VEG consumption!
7th November 11.00am – 13.00pm

 It will be in London, Scotland and Wales all at the same time. We’ll tell you where, when you tell us you’re coming!

The event will be followed by time for lunch (no prizes for guessing what exactly) and networking.

 It’s going to be fun and there are many ways in which you can get involved.

 Please do tell your colleagues and get them to come too.

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3rd November 2016 - Childhood Obesity Summit 2016

This vital and timely Summit is the only event to focus specifically on UK Childhood Obesity Policy and action, and will be invaluable in bringing together all stakeholders including Government, science, the food industry retailers food-to-go outlets, restaurants, education, healthcare, local authorities, catering and advertising standards to explore practical implementation and next steps, and to challenge the Plan and explore what further action is needed.

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27th October 2016 - Diabetes Innovation Summit

Anna Taylor, Executive Director will be speaking at the Diabetes Innovation Summit, which will focus on cutting edge diabetes care and technology, attracting Members of Parliament, leading medical expertspatient groups and cutting-edge technology companies.

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19th October 2016 - Obesity and Pregnancy What Legacy for Future Generations?

At this event leading experts from research will discuss the consequences of a woman’s health before and during pregnancy for subsequent generations. The Food Foundation is POST collaborating with the Parliamentary Office of Science and technology on this event.

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

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19th October 2016 - Veg Retreat

This event is a 2 day retreat held in Birmingham is to immerse participants in the reality of the food environment, as part of our veg project.  The retreat will include a one day immersion and fact finding around the challenges in the vegetable supply chain.

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13th September 2016 - Westminster Food & Nutrition Keynote Seminar: Food labelling regulation – the future for UK policy

The focus of this seminar includes:

  • The impact of the EU referendum and other key implementation issues on the UK food industry’s preparations for the introduction of the European Commission’s mandatory new Food Information to Consumer Regulations (FIC) from December 2016;
  • The future of country-of-origin and GMO labelling, and progress on the enforcement of food regulations; and
  • Developments in consumer behavior and food labelling policy, including front of pack nutritional information.

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7th September 2016 - Future Food Policy: business leaders’ seminar

The Food Foundation convened a small seminar for business leaders to discuss future food policy and how efforts by retailers and manufacturers to make healthy eating easier could be strengthened.

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4th August 2016 - National Make Rio Count Day

A national fun day to mark the global Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit at Rio de Janeiro, the day before the start of the Olympic Games. The Rio N4G summit being convened by the Government of Brazil and involving Heads of State from around the world, provides an opportunity to continue this important legacy of the London Olympics.

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5th July 2016 - Partnering To Eliminate Malnutrition: From Promise To Impact

DFID with the Embassy of Japan are hosting the UK launch of the Global Nutrition Report on July 5th. The 2016 report is entitled ‘From Promise To Impact’ with a focus on SMART commitments to eliminate malnutrition.GNR-Promise-to-impact

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Brexit or Bremain: the EU referendum and healthy and sustainable diets.

The Food Foundation, Food Ethics Council and Food Research Collaboration are co-hosting an event to examine the forthcoming EU referendum, and how it may impact on healthy and sustainable diets.

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14th June 2016 - APPAM International Conference

Food Insecurity Around the Globe:  A First Look at the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale Data (FIES).

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8th June 2016 - London Produce Show and Conference 2016

The London Produce Show and Conference

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2nd June 2016 - What does the right to food mean in practice? Experiences from India, Brazil and Scotland

This seminar will consider experiences of implementing the right to adequate food and nutrition by looking at Brazil and India who have captured this obligation into their national legislative frameworks.

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26th May 2016 - Food EPI – Expert Panel consultation meeting

This event is stage two of the Food Environment Policy Index (INFORMAS method).

During stage one The Food Foundation completed a draft evidence paper which grouped UK …

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20th April 2016 - Best Food Forward Conference

First Steps Nutrition Trust’s ‘Best Foot Forward’ conference

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13th April 2016 - Malnutrition in the UK and Abroad: Making Rio Count

An interactive briefing session and drinks reception on the opportunities of the forthcoming Nutrition4Growth Summit held during the Rio 2016 Olympics and the role for the UK in ending all forms malnutrition
– undernutrition & obesity – in the UK and abroad

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10th February 2016 - UK Food Policy & Nutrition: Tracking Progres

This event will review the policy and practice of Government and business on nutrition by looking at 3 new bodies of evidence:

  • The Global Nutrition Report’s data on UK progress on global nutrition targets;
  • The Access to Nutrition Index which ranks food manufacturers on the extent to which they are supporting good nutrition outcomes; and
  • The Food Foundation’s research applying the Food Environment Policy Index to the UK.

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