Maternal Diet and Obesity
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by The Food Foundation
1d ago
This week, Melissa Hemsley, food writer, chef and sustainability champion, joins the Food Foundation podcast to look at the factors that can stop women getting healthy food when they're pregnant and when they're planning to be. The Food Foundation's latest report Preconception, Pregnancy and Healthy Weight in Childhood shows how much a child’s health is influenced before conception, in the womb, and how a child is predisposed to obesity if their parents, especially their mother is living with obesity. We meet mums and food workers from around the country who describe what it's like to try to ..read more
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A Hostile Environment: An asylum seeker's Christmas
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by The Food Foundation
1M ago
In this episode, we’re at the front line of food insecurity as we visit some of the food banks feeding migrants and asylum seekers who don’t have recourse to public funds this Christmas. We’re looking at the key findings of a new report by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and commissioned by the Food Foundation. It shows a pretty bleak Christmas for over a million migrants and asylum seekers waiting for their legal status to be approved. The Food Foundation wants the Healthy Start food voucher scheme to be made permanent, and to actively promote ac ..read more
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Feed the Future
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by The Food Foundation
2M ago
This week, Dev looks back at the Food Foundation's Feed the Future event which promoted the super powers of free school meals to a hall full of MPs, campaigners and celebrity chefs. 800,000 children live in poverty in the UK, but because they’re not poor enough, they’re not entitled to free school meals. The threshold is just £7400 per household after benefits, yet expanding free school meals to all children from households who get Universal Credit would reach all these children in poverty. As the influencer guests sat down for a Chefs in School dinner served by Tom Kerridge and Melissa Hem ..read more
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Food Futures: How Sustainable Cities Could Save People and Planet
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by The Food Foundation
3M ago
In this episode, Yumna, one of our young food ambassadors takes us to her home town of Birmingham and the Commonwealth Food Futures 2022 conference where 20 cities around the world showcase their plans to transform the food system.  Yumna speaks to Dr David Nabarro, co-leader of the United Nation's Global Crisis Response Group, nurse, midwife, activist and the first female Foreign Minister of Somaliland from 2003 to 2006, Dr Edna Adan Ismail and Dr Justin Varney from Birmingham City Council. We hear from people leading change in thinking and practice from Malawi to Gujerat and Namibia, w ..read more
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The State of the Nation
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by Gilly Smith
3M ago
Accompanying the publication this week of the Food Foundation's annual State of the Nation report, we look at how the Out of Home sector is woefully behind in setting health targets, and providing healthier food options for the vast number of people - including children - who eat out regularly. Presented by Food Foundation young food ambassador, Saf, we hear from Sainsbury's, Eating Better and the Soil Association about why mandatory reporting on access to healthy and affordable food when we're out and about is so important. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Cooking and Growing in Early Years Settings
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by Gilly Smith
6M ago
This week, sisters Laiba and Rushda, two of the Food Foundation's newest young ambassadors, report on how learning to cook, eating fresh food and growing it in nursery and pre-school gardens could help to transform our food culture and the nation’s health. At Crookfur Family Centre in Newton Mearns, near Glasgow, they find how kids learn to play with broccoli trees in the dinosaur sand pit, run a pretend grocer’s shop, create art projects with vegetables and sing vegetable songs as part of a Nourish Scotland and Peas Please pilot. And at Maple Tree nursery and pre-school in Walsall, Laiba an ..read more
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Good Food Bill: how to future-proof food insecurity
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by Gilly Smith
9M ago
This week, Jani looks at how a Good Food Bill could create a more resilient system, feeding people better and future-proofing food insecurity in the UK as we face a massive rise in the cost of living, food shortages, energy hikes and climate change. The waters are getting very choppy for all of us. But for some of the most vulnerable, it's really scary.  Isabel Hughes from The Food Foundation and Pete Ritchie of Nourish Scotland explore what a Good Food Bill could do for the most vulnerable. Mum of four, Kathleen, and Jani and her uni house mates report from the front line of food insecu ..read more
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Levelling Up:
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by Gilly Smith
10M ago
This week, we’re looking at Levelling Up, the Government's plan to equal out the differences between north and south to help towns recover from decades of poverty. Asha, one of the Food Foundation's teenage ambassadors, finds out what that means in her home town of Barrow-in-Furness on the North West coast. Once known as the Chicago of England, Barrow was the largest iron and steel producer in the world and is still an important shipyard. Asha finds out what the issues are, and finds some inspiring projects already being supported by local government. Could the closed down shops in hollowed o ..read more
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COP26: the youth view
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by Gilly Smith
1y ago
Food Foundation ambassador, Ryan McShane and Act4Food Act4Change youth leader, Dara Karakolis present this special episode of Right2Food from COP26. With roving reporters, Dev, Bernis and Yumna joining them to bring the young person's view from Glasgow, they explain why it's so important that food and farming is on the climate change agenda. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Free School Meals and why they matter
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by Gilly Smith
1y ago
In this episode, Food Foundation ambassadors Fayeth and Beth explore the stigma and availability of healthy options in free school meals, and the trail blazing example set by the Scottish government. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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