Response to Scottish Government Consultation


Food Foundation response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on their draft overweight and obesity plan: ‘A healthier future – action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight’

Scottish Govt Consultation Response

Annual Report 2017

This is our second annual report, where we give an update on what we have achieved this year and our strategy moving forward.

annual report
Annual Report 2017

Eating Better for Less

This report looks at ways in which we can incentivise fruit and veg consumption with price discounts at point of sale, drawing on examples from the USA.

Eating Better for Less

Farming for 5-A-Day

This report asseses the impact of different Brexit scenarios on our ability to afford our 5-A Day.  It highlights the huge opportunity for government to create a new Agriculture Bill that supports British farmers and our heatlh.

Farming for 5-A-Day: Breakfast Bounty or Dietary Disaster

Food Environment Policy Briefing: Infographic


This infographic provides an overview of the Food Environment Policy Index at a glance.

Food Environment Policy Index: Policy Briefing


This briefing provides a summary of the results of the Food Environment Policy Index in England.

Household Food Insecurity: the missing data


This policy briefing highlights the need for national household food insecurity measurement and looks at examples from Canada and the USA.

Veg Facts


Veg Facts is packed full of stats about veg consumption and production in the UK. It sets out the challenge for our Peas Please project which aims to tackle the supply side barriers to veg consumption.

Veg Facts

Measuring household food insecurity in the UK and why we must do it

Food Foundation, Sustain and Oxford University policy briefing on the case for national measurement of household food insecurity.

Policy Briefing

The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK inquiry


Food Foundation’s written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Written submission

Annual Report 2016

This is our first annual report, where we report on our activities in our first year. It currently includes some preliminary statistics which will be updated in September 2016 following the end of our financial year.

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Annual Report 2016

Submission to CAP


Submission to CAP consultation on food and drink advertising to children


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Food Environment Policy Index: Evidence Paper


Update:  We have now validated the EPI Evidence Paper with Government officials and presented it to Academic Experts and Civil Society at an Expert Consultationbased on the INFORMAS methodology


The Food Foundation is in the process of developing the Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index aims to track the progress that governments have made towards good practice in improving food environments and nutrition. It identifies critical gaps in policies and infrastructure, provides a means of benchmarking against international best practice, and tracks progress over time.

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#MakeRioCount: Nutrition for Growth Commitment


The Food Foundation, supported by World Cancer Research Fund International, Sustain, Church Action on Poverty and First Steps Nutrition worked, in collaboration, to define food and nutrition security priorities for the UK.  The result of this work is shown in the attached report, which proposes two commitments that the UK government should make, in addition to its international development commitments, at the forthcoming Rio Nutrition 4 Growth summit.  These commitments were presented to Parliamentarians, Government and NGO’s at an event in Parliament on the 13th April at which Ministers from the Department of Health and Department for International Development spoke, along with Olympian James Cracknell OBE.

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Food and the EU Referendum


The Food Foundation co-convened an event in Parliamenton the 25th April on the implications of leaving or remaining in the European Union on UK food policy following the EU Referendum on the 23rd June.  This policy briefing summarises the debate between Prof Tim Lang, Prof Wyn Grant and Prof Fiona Smith, and Kerry McCarthy MP and Raymond Finch MEP as they discussed the food policy implications for both outcomes.  It also draws on two papers produced on the topic by the speakers and referenced at the end.  This paper attempts to address the key issues which voters will care about.

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Too Poor to Eat


A review of new UN data by the Food Foundation and Oxford University shows that the number of people who are food insecure in the UK goes far beyond those using charitable food assistance such as foodbanks.   This policy briefing shows just how many people in the UK are struggling to put food on the table and calls on Government to urgently instate regular measurement of food insecurity, which was last measured over ten years ago.

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Time to Count the Hungry


In January 2016 The Food Foundation co-hosted aworkshop with the Food Research Collaboration, Sustain, Oxfam, and the Sociology Department of Oxford University, to look at the issue of measuring household food insecurity in the UK.  The workshop was attended by relevant academics and civil society organisations and it reviewed existing methods of measurement used by other countries and the UN and current activity around the UK.

The result of that workshop was Time to Count the Hungry, a report that highlights the need and benefit to use a standard measure of household food insecurity and suggests two possible formats.  Without measurement and full understanding of the problem, effective action cannot be taken.

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The Food Foundation publishes Force Fed, which shows how difficult it is for typical British families to eat a healthy diet and calls for concerted government action to incentivise the food system to make healthy eating easier.

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