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WEBINAR: What next for children’s food?

The Food Foundation invites you to the launch of a new report assessing what progress has been made to tackle children’s food insecurity over the last year, and identifying the most urgent priorities for policy-makers and parliamentarians.

Please join us on Wednesday 15 July, 10-11am. The recording of the webinar is available in full here, and as are the slides.

Last year 15 young food ambassadors (aged 10-18 years) led the Children’s Future Food Inquiry, bravely sharing their experiences of food poverty with parliamentarians.

One year on, and Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on the continued struggle that many families face to secure enough nutritious food.

Food Foundation figures show that food insecurity in households with children has doubled compared with this time last year, and the Trussell Trust have reported a shocking 121% increase in demand from children for food bank services.

The event will be chaired by Sharon Hodgson MP (@SharonHodgsonM), Co-chair of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry, and will include a briefing on the findings of the new report and the impact of Covid-19. We will also hear contributions from MPs on the challenges facing families in their local areas.

Several young food ambassadors will also join us to re-launch their Right2Food Charter, which they have updated in light of Covid-19.  It sets out their recommendations for loosening the grip of food insecurity on children in the UK and improving their access to enough nutritious food.

*Please note that What next for children’s food report will be published on the Food Foundation website on Monday 13th July.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at Office@FoodFoundation.org.uk