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Peas Please

Our new flagship project focuses on tackling supply side barriers to eating veg.  We need to eat more of it for our health and the health of our planet.  Please join us in addressing this challenge. Continue reading “Peas Please”

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Developing the UK Food Environment Policy Index

The Food Foundation is in the processes of applying the applying the Food Environment Policy Index (Food EPI) exercise in the UK. The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index aims to track the progress that governments Continue reading “Developing the UK Food Environment Policy Index”

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Inter-Country Learning: Food & Nutrition Policy

Throughout Autumn/Winter 2015, the Food Foundation held a number of conversations with food producers and distributors, in order to develop a long term vision of the UK’s food and farming sectors and a series of policy asks for government. Continue reading “Inter-Country Learning: Food & Nutrition Policy”

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Monitoring food poverty

The Food Foundation is working with others to secure national monitoring of food poverty in the UK.  Food poverty was last measured more than 10 years ago.  We believe it will be impossible to develop the right policies to tackle food poverty if we don’t know how many people are affected and who they are. Continue reading “Monitoring food poverty”

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Policy Guidance on Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems and Obesity

In 2017/2018 The Food Foundation is helping to develop a guidance note on food system approaches to nutrition and running a series of five policy guidance webinars on nutrition sensitive food systems and obesity for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Continue reading “Policy Guidance on Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems and Obesity”

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Sustainable & Healthy Food Systems

SHEFS is a programme aiming to provide policy makers with novel, interdisciplinary evidence to define future food systems policies that deliver nutritious and healthy foods in an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable manner. Learn more

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The London Food Board

Anna Taylor OBE is a member of The London Food Board (LFB), which advises the Mayor of London and the GLA on:

  • the development and delivery of a new London Food Strategy to be published in 2017
  • food issues across the capital and how to develop a better food system for all Londoners
  • the GLA’s Food Programme.

 

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Sustainable Food Systems: how does the UK measure up?

Indexes have the power to create real and lasting change across our food systems.  The Food Foundation contributed to this new Food Ethics Council publication that takes a look at the UK’s position on the Food Sustainability Index, and asks experts what needs to happen to enable the UK to rise up the ranks and create a food system that is healthy, sustainable and fair.

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EDUcatering Forum Review

Hosted at Austin Court, Birmingham on 8th November, the EDUcatering Forum provided school and local authority caterers with key insight into the critical issues affecting the school food sector. As well as addressing topical industry matters, the speaker sessions focused on the theme ‘How Not To Be Invisible’ and explored ways to ensure that school food policy remains a priority in Parliament following the Brexit vote. Continue reading “EDUcatering Forum Review”

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The Food Foundation write for London Essays about London’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Anna Taylor OBE, Executive Director describes the results of a transect walk through a cluster of wards with the highest levels of obesity in the city of London.  This essay describes the good, the bad and the ugly, from an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetabels to fast food adverts directed at school children

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The Food Foundation talks to Leon Restaurants about Veg Consumption in the UK

Anna Taylor OBE, Executive Director talks to Leon about the obstacles to vegetable consumption and why 97% of the population aren’t eating enough fibre. Read more about some of the reasons veg consumption is so low and what can be done to turn things around.

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Meeting with Food Matters Live to talk Fruit and Veg

Anna Taylor OBE, Executive Director talks to Food Matters Live about fruit and vegetable consumption in the UK. Our report Force-Fed reveals that 74% of the UK population are not eating enough fruit and veg. We know that fruit and veg are essential for our health and it is important to find new ways in which the UK food system can support consumers to choose more fruit and veg for their diets. Listen to the full interview below

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What will be measured on food to track the world’s Sustainable Development Goals? and Why does it matter?

Executive Director Anna Taylor writes as part of the Food Climate Research Network’s Pass the Parcel blog series

November 2015

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