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Food Poverty in modern Britain: A public health crisis?


Food Poverty in modern Britain: A public health crisis?

9th September 2014
Venue:
Chester University

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About the conference

We are delighted to invite you to this exciting CPD accredited conference presented by a panel of leading national experts on Food Poverty.

With 4 million people affected by food poverty in the UK, we would like to place a spotlight on food poverty in Britain today, and support delegates in gaining a deeper understanding of what food poverty is and the causes at an individual, societal and political level. It will also look at the emergence of food banks in Britain, reflecting on why they have come about and touch on the practicalities of how they work. Delegates will be given an insight into local initiatives that strive to impact upon food access, nutrition and poverty, allowing the opportunity to reflect on the current approaches and consider if enough is being done to tackle the growing issue of food poverty in Britain today.

The aim of the conference is to bring together people working in public health, third sector, local authorities and other interested groups to critically examine the issue of food poverty in modern Britain and to openly debate the realistic options available for addressing this within the various and complex social, economic and political constraints.

The conference will highlight the following topics

  • Food Poverty in the UK, a public health emergency? by Rachel Loopstra

  • Socio-political explanations of Food Poverty by Dr Martin Caraher

  • Exploring the rise in emergency food provision in the UK and food security
    by Hannah Lambie - Mumford

  • Food Act!ve, Obesity and Health Inequalities by Robin Ireland

  • How Food Banks work in the UK, and who uses them? by Anne Danks

  • Wirral food plan by Julie Webster & Rachael Musgrave

  • Healthy Communities by Mark Gleave & Jenni Moss

  • Free School Breakfast Clubs

  • Liverpool - Growing Scheme (Big Apple Van) by Brian Jones

Plenary sessions will be interspersed with questions and answer sessions and panel discussions. The meeting represents a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.

Chaired by:

Prof Lynne Kennedy
Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) Head of Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Chester

  • Chair's welcome

  • Introduction to the Theme

  • Agenda for the day; Introduce Speakers

  • Introduce the artist to illustrate the day

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Prof Lynne Kennedy

Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) Head of Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Chester





Speakers & topics:

Rachel Loopstra
Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology at University of Oxford and Researcher with Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity(PROOF)

Food Poverty in the UK, a public health emergency?


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Rachel Loopstra

Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology at University of Oxford and Researcher with Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity(PROOF)




Dr Martin Caraher
Professor of Food and Health Policy Centre for Food Policy School Arts and Social Sciences Northampton Square City University

Socio-political explanations of Food Poverty

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Dr Martin Caraher

Professor of Food and Health Policy Centre for Food Policy School Arts and Social Sciences Northampton Square City University




Hannah Lambie - Mumford
Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield

Exploring the rise in emergency food provision in the UK and food security

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Hannah Lambie - Mumford

Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield




Robin Ireland
Chief Executive, Health Equalities Group, Liverpool

Food Act!ve, Obesity and Health Inequalities

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Robin Ireland

Chief Executive, Health Equalities Group, Liverpool




Anne Danks
Northern England foodbank network Manager, The Trussell Trust

How Food Banks work in the UK, and who uses them?

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Anne Danks

Northern England foodbank network Manager, The Trussell Trust




Julie Webster
Head of Public Health Public Health Wirral Council

Wirral food plan

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Julie Webster

Head of Public Health Public Health Wirral Council




Rachael Musgrave
Specialty Registrar in Public Health, Wirral Council

Wirral food plan

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Rachael Musgrave

Specialty Registrar in Public Health, Wirral Council




Mark Gleave
Public Health Nutritionist, Healthbox - Community Interest Company

Healthy Communities

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Mark Gleave

Public Health Nutritionist, Healthbox - Community Interest Company




Jenni Moss
Nutritionist, Healthbox - Community Interest Company

Healthy Communities

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Jenni Moss

Nutritionist, Healthbox - Community Interest Company




Speaker To Be Advised

Free School Breakfast Clubs

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To Be Advised

Northern England foodbank network Manager, The Trussell Trust




Brian Jones
Food and Health Project Manager, Liverpool Community Health

Liverpool - Growing Scheme (Big Apple Van)


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Dr Andrea Beckmann

Senior Lecture, University of Lincoln, UK




Programme -subject to change-


Target Audience:

This conference is of great relevance to Elected Members, Public Health Nutritionists, Dietitians, Public Health students, Sociologists, Health Economists,  Public Health Consultants and Managers, Health Improvement staff and Community Food workers, local authority and Children Centre staff and Voluntary Sector Organisations

About Chester University

University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 477 course combinations on offer.

In the 20th Century, the institution steadily expanded its student numbers and the variety and nature of its courses, which range from Applied Theology to Weight Management.

The University of Chester now has some 16,800 students, drawn from the United Kingdom, Europe and overseas, particularly France,Germany, Spain, Finland, Australia, the United States, India, China, Nigeria, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Thailand, Saudia Arabia and Malaysia.

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees combines conventional university study with learning at work.

MPhil and PhD qualifications are a growing area of activity, with the University having been granted the powers to award its own research degrees. The emphasis is very much on research that has practical benefits both economically and culturally, and the University provides consultancy support across a variety of areas of expertise.

Recent projects have included helping to develop England's first 'carbon neutral' village, discovering a vitamin compound which reduces the risk of heart disease and dementia and translating the Bible into British Sign Language.

Development of well-respected courses in Health and Social Care, Humanities, Business and Management, Arts and Media, Social Science, Applied Sciences and Education and Children's Services has further extended the University's work and connections with industry, commerce and the professions.

Millions of pounds are being invested in the accommodation and resources to support this work and there is a strong emphasis on making students feel at home.

Directions

Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53. London and all the major regions of the UK are easily accessible from the city.

The Campus is situated along Parkgate Road (A540), which is a continuation of Northgate Street leading out from the city centre. Access to the main car park is by the Exton Park entrance.

By Rail
Chester is well served by the railway network and has frequent, fast rail links to London and major cities in the UK. Journey times are: London 2hrs 10mins, Birmingham 2hrs, Manchester 1hr 10mins to 1hr 30mins. Liverpool is approximately 45mins away and there are four trains an hour between Liverpool and Chester. The Chester Campus is twenty minutes' walk from Chester Railway Station, and a taxi will cost approximately £5. A bus service runs at regular intervals between the Railway Station and Chester City Centre. Our Chester campus is only ten minutes' walk from the city centre.

By Coach

Chester has regular National Express Coach services from most towns and cities in the UK to the Delamere Street Bus Depot.

By Air
Manchester International Airport is 35 miles from Chester and can be reached in 40mins by road or 1hr 10mins by rail. Liverpool Airport is 25 miles from Chester and can be reached in 35mins by road and in under 1hr 30mins by public transport.

 


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Fore more information and pricing please download the sponsorship pdf or contact us via email or phone:

Mr. Charlie Ioannou
Telephone: 0207 617 7374
Email: charlie@medineo.org

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