Why engage with evidence of lived experience as a means of addressing major food systems challenges?

In 2018 the Centre for Food Policy hosted its seventh annual City Food Symposium. Titled Connecting People with Food Policy, it explored how evidence of lived experience can make food policy more effective and equitable in addressing major food system challenges. Emerging from the 20 talks and workshops, and discussions among the 270 participants, were five core benefits of engaging with evidence of lived experience, and five core challenges.

https://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/440990/2018-City-Food-Sym-Summary-FINAL251018.pdf?dm_i=1GFR,5XRBF,TZZX79,N8WHB,1

Everything's coming up veg @ community plot 252

The shed is getting painted, beds are being dug, the weeds uprooted and the crops are looking just fine and tasty!

There's still lots to do down at community plot 252 on the Moneyfields allotment site. If you want to join in and give us a hand contact us through this website - we're always looking for volunteers to help maintain the plot.

 

 

Holiday Hunger

With school holidays drawing to a close, many families are still facing the challenge of providing healthy, nutritious food for their kids.

That's why Food Portsmouth is still sending out as much fresh fruit and vegetables as we can to the adventure playgrounds and youth clubs across Portsmouth, in addition to the hot lunch we already supply.

Tim Head from Stamshaw adventure playground regularly collects a colourful selection.

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Waste Not Want Not: How to turn food waste into gold

Sign the petition and help fund the cost of redistributing more edible surplus food to charity

For £10-15m - a fraction of the cash winding its way to the DUP - the government could fund the redistribution of 100,000 tonnes of edible surplus food and drink per year. Good, tasty food currently ending up in the ground, spread on crops or burned in incinerators could instead be eaten by some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, while saving the charities on which they rely hundreds of millions.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/204156