Adult Food Ambassadors
Meet our Adult Food Ambassadors
Who are Adult Food Ambassadors?
Adult Food Ambassadors are 21 years and above, from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about making sure that every person in the UK can access and afford healthy and sustainable food - no matter their background or income.
Dominic Watters, also known as Single Dad SW, comes from the most deprived blocks of his council estate. He has used his experience of the daily realities of poverty to help inform discussions about fuel and food insecurity. Dominic highlights the snobbery he has faced when shaping the concept of ‘living experience’, that stresses the urgency required to address the inequalities experienced by the poor long before the cost-of-living crisis was conceived. Releasing his first book in 2021, that now has been reviewed in a leading academic journal and is stocked in university libraries across the country, Dominic invites the reader into an environment drenched in poverty to raise awareness of the challenges faced by so many, and as noted by Azra Bloomfield, “This book is a mark of respect to everyday people”. Dominic says that his writing has been a lonely pursuit at times but felt great encouragement through receiving endorsements from Sir Michael Marmot, David Brindle, and Anna Taylor of the Food Foundation. Throughout the Covid crisis Dominic not only identified the gaps in social work professional frameworks but also created the Food is Care campaign to initiate discussions about the food insecurity experienced by children in care. The Food is Care campaign went on to conduct research into how widespread food insecurity was amongst children in care and service users with Dominic presenting the findings to the Department for Education and the author of the Independent Children’s Social Care Review. Dominic’s impactful appearances on BBC Newsnight, Sky News, and the New Statesman to name a few, have shown him to use every platform he can access to speak up for the marginalised and often unheard. Now widely regarded as a voice of poverty and on the editorial board of the British Journal of Social Work (Oxford University Press), Dominic has designed a ground-breaking training that promotes a Food Insecurity Best Practice model to those supporting the most disadvantaged in our society.
Kathleen Kerridge is an office manager and freelance writer from Portsmouth, and has been campaigning against Food Insecurity since January 2015 when she personally faced the realities of Food Poverty in modern Britain.
Dan is a proud dad to his National Diversity Award winning daughter Emily who is a wheelchair user. As well as being a children's author, columnist and broadcaster on the issues of Disability and care, he is also policy and campaigns officer at Disability Rights UK.