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Nutrition Smart Cities: ‘BINDI’ Birmingham India Nutrition Initiative

We are facilitating ‘Nutrition Smart City’ initiative involves the development of policies and practices through a learning partnership between Birmingham, UK and Pune, India.  The partnership was launched through events in Birmingham and Pune. In the first 18-month phase, The Food Foundation will work with…

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Children’s Future Food Inquiry

Evidence suggests that even where parents protect their children from having to cut back on food, the indirect effects are likely to be profound.  The cheapest foods are often the least healthy and the nutritional quality of diets varies substantially between rich and poor in Britain.  The evidence suggests that child food insecurity exists, and potentially affects millions of children but that the nature, extent and effects of child food insecurity are poorly understood. The problem has received scant political attention and children’s voices are absent. There is an urgent need for an Inquiry to address this.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Food Foundation is working to lever support for the SDGs among the UK’s policy communities, and seeks a commitment for a new vision for food and nutrition security in the UK – a vision which brings together all relevant government departments and which transforms our food system to deliver healthy, affordable and sustainable diets for all.

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The Fruit & Vegetable Alliance

The Fruit and Vegetable Alliance is a diverse group of producer organisations who are unified by a desire to get the nation eating more fruit and vegetables. Through its work, the Alliance will strive to increase production and consumption and develop a clear and coherent vision and plan for the sector, one based on the health needs of the population and supported by Government.

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Market Solutions to Childhood Obesity

Guys and St Thomas’ Charity and Big Society Capital are funding us to research opportunities and barriers for business models that: Provide products or services that improve access and engagement with nutritious diets; Effectively reach a low-income urban family household consumer base; and Have sustainable…

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Plating up progress?

Plating up progress? A collaborative project to define usable metrics for assessing food industry progress in delivering sustainable and healthy diets. This one year project, a collaboration between the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) and the Food Foundation, has two main aims.  It will scope…

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GCAN: Grocery Code Action Network

The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN) is a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups, working to extend the role and remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA).  The Groceries Code Adjudicator has a remit to prevent unfair trading practices between the UK’s largest supermarkets…

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UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD)

The Food Foundation are supporting partners of the UKSSD, a multi-stakeholder network, representing organisations from the UK that span the business, civil society, academic and public spheres, irrespective of their interests, size or location.  Along with the other partners, we are helping to drive forward…

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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).

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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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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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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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