Launch of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry final report
09:00 - 17:00
The final report of the Children's Future Food Inquiry was launched at events in each of the four UK nations.
The Inquiry explored the food situation of children living in poverty across the UK. It drew on a wide variety of evidence from all four UK nations, but placed a central focus on listening directly to disadvantaged school-age children about their experiences food, and their views on what can be done to build a healthier future. The final report includes a set of recommendations which were presented at the launch.
It is now estimated that over four million children in the UK are living in poverty. Poverty has many consequences, but one of the most devastating effects of living below the bread line is not having access to affordable and healthy food. Food insecurity is now being experienced by children across the UK at unprecedented levels. For millions of our children, not having a hot meal at school or home is a regular occurrence and this can lead to poor health and an inability to concentrate or learn at school.
In England, the Children’s Future Food Inquiry final report was launched by the Food Foundation on the 25th April 2019 at the Assembly Hall, Church House, Dean’s Yard, Westminster.
The second launch of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry report was held on April 30th 2019 in Northern Ireland with the Young Food Ambassadors.
A big thank you for the support from Children in Northern Ireland.
The Wales launch of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry report was held on May 2nd 2019 with the First Minister Mark Drakeford AM and the Welsh Young Food Ambassadors.
A big thank you for the support from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Food Sense Wales and Children in Wales.
The fourth and final launch of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry report was held on May 23rd 2019 led by the Scottish Youth Panel.
A big thank you for the support from Children in Scotland.