International Learning Series04/07/2017
These briefings are the first of our ongoing international briefing series, a variety policy briefings to encourage international learning on food security & nutrition policy.UK & Global Malnutrition: the new normal The UK's Sugar Levy UK's Restrictions on Junk Food Advertising to Children Brazil's Food and Nutritional Governance Plan Brazil's Policy to Guarantee Food Rights
Food Environment Policy Briefing: Infographic14/11/2016
This infographic provides an overview of the Food Environment Policy Index at a glance.
Food Environment Policy Index: Policy Briefing14/11/2016
This briefing provides a summary of the results of the Food Environment Policy Index in England.
Food Environment Policy Index: Final Report14/11/2016
This report describes the methods and results for the Food Environment Policy Index in England.Food EPI Final report Appendix 1: Selection of International examples Appendix 2: International Examples Appendix 3 Evidence Paper Appendix 4 Rating Workshop methods Appendix 5 Methods FAQ Appendix 6 Glossary Appendix 8 List of organisations of raters Appendix 9 Rating sheet Appendix 10 List of experts who refined the actions Appendix 11 Prioritisation of actions excel sheet Appendix 12 Prioritisation of actions allocation of points
Household Food Insecurity: the missing data08/11/2016
This policy briefing highlights the need for national household food insecurity measurement and looks at examples from Canada and the USA.
Veg Facts is packed full of stats about veg consumption and production in the UK. It sets out the challenge for our Peas Please project which aims to tackle the supply side barriers to veg consumption.Veg Facts
Measuring household food insecurity in the UK and why we must do it
Food Foundation, Sustain and Oxford University policy briefing on the case for national measurement of household food insecurity.Policy Briefing
The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK inquiry15/09/2016
Food Foundation’s written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development GoalsWritten submission
Annual Report 2016
This is our first annual report, where we report on our activities in our first year. It currently includes some preliminary statistics which will be updated in September 2016 following the end of our financial year.annual report
Submission to CAP21/07/2016
Submission to CAP consultation on food and drink advertising to children
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Food Environment Policy Index: Evidence Paper14/06/2016
Update: We have now validated the EPI Evidence Paper with Government officials and presented it to Academic Experts and Civil Society at an Expert Consultationbased on the INFORMAS methodology11/02/2016
The Food Foundation is in the process of developing the Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index aims to track the progress that governments have made towards good practice in improving food environments and nutrition. It identifies critical gaps in policies and infrastructure, provides a means of benchmarking against international best practice, and tracks progress over time.Download the final evidence paper
#MakeRioCount: Nutrition for Growth Commitment19/05/2016
The Food Foundation, supported by World Cancer Research Fund International, Sustain, Church Action on Poverty and First Steps Nutrition worked, in collaboration, to define food and nutrition security priorities for the UK. The result of this work is shown in the attached report, which proposes two commitments that the UK government should make, in addition to its international development commitments, at the forthcoming Rio Nutrition 4 Growth summit. These commitments were presented to Parliamentarians, Government and NGO’s at an event in Parliament on the 13th April at which Ministers from the Department of Health and Department for International Development spoke, along with Olympian James Cracknell OBE.Download the commitments
Food and the EU Referendum18/05/2016
The Food Foundation co-convened an event in Parliamenton the 25th April on the implications of leaving or remaining in the European Union on UK food policy following the EU Referendum on the 23rd June. This policy briefing summarises the debate between Prof Tim Lang, Prof Wyn Grant and Prof Fiona Smith, and Kerry McCarthy MP and Raymond Finch MEP as they discussed the food policy implications for both outcomes. It also draws on two papers produced on the topic by the speakers and referenced at the end. This paper attempts to address the key issues which voters will care about.Download the Policy Briefing
Too Poor to Eat06/05/2016
A review of new UN data by the Food Foundation and Oxford University shows that the number of people who are food insecure in the UK goes far beyond those using charitable food assistance such as foodbanks. This policy briefing shows just how many people in the UK are struggling to put food on the table and calls on Government to urgently instate regular measurement of food insecurity, which was last measured over ten years ago.Download the Policy Briefing Read the Press Release Download the infograpic
Time to Count the Hungry04/04/2016
In January 2016 The Food Foundation co-hosted aworkshop with the Food Research Collaboration, Sustain, Oxfam, and the Sociology Department of Oxford University, to look at the issue of measuring household food insecurity in the UK. The workshop was attended by relevant academics and civil society organisations and it reviewed existing methods of measurement used by other countries and the UN and current activity around the UK.
The result of that workshop was Time to Count the Hungry, a report that highlights the need and benefit to use a standard measure of household food insecurity and suggests two possible formats. Without measurement and full understanding of the problem, effective action cannot be taken.Download the report Read more about the workshop
The Food Foundation publishes Force Fed, which shows how difficult it is for typical British families to eat a healthy diet and calls for concerted government action to incentivise the food system to make healthy eating easier.Read the Report Read the Executive Summary Read the Methodology Paper View the Infographic Read the Press Release