In the food industry, top bosses can sometimes be paid over a hundred times more than the workers who grow or make our food. This embeds inequalities and means that many of those who provide our sustenance cannot afford to eat well themselves - a bitter irony. To provoke a healthier conversation about money, Sustain has undertaken its own Pay Ratio Analysis and put in place checks and balances to avoid disparities widening in future, writes Sustain Chief Executive Kath Dalmeny.
Sustain and the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) are raising awareness about the potential Meals on Wheels services have to combat malnutrition, food poverty and social isolation in older people, as well as other wider benefits such as preventative support and local employment or volunteering opportunities.
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Food Power works with a network of approximately 50 alliances or networks developing preventative and long-term responses to food poverty. The programme includes a particular focus on involving experts by experience at a strategic level. In this series of three interviews, some of those involved in the programme explore what this means for them.
The End Hunger UK coalition have launched a petition today calling on the Prime Minister to fix universal credit.
Research by Eating Better (who are a member of Sustain) shows that supermarket ready meals aren’t catering for the growing numbers of flexitarian and meat conscious customers.
Food Cardiff launched its Five Year Food Security Plan at the Food Power conference networking event on 26 June 2018.
Twenty young people from Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Blackburn Central High School & St Thomas’s participated in the Future Food Inquiry. The group included young people working with Food Power
On 27 June at Cardiff City Hall, Food Power will host a conference on how local food networks can tackle the root causes of food poverty.
In light of Asda-Sainsbury’s merger MPs want new power granted to the Groceries Code Adjudicator to prevent main supermarkets dominating groceries market.
Sustain member Eating Better is supporting a global initiative emphasising the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of the planet.
Sustain member the British Dietetic Association calls for investment to tackle preventable malnutrition which affects millions of people across the UK.
Community Food and Health Scotland (who work with Sustain) are asking people to contribute to the Scottish government’s consultations.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities has launched an inquiry on the costs of infant formula to families in the UK and the impact that the choice of infant formula, and the purchase of infant formula is having on the health, well-being and financial situation of families.
Sustain member FareShare reports on an incredibly successful year which has seen them make enormous strides in food waste.
There’s a showcase event for a unique organisation which brings academics and those working in food together to analyse our food system.
Ben Pearson, Food Power's Empowerment Programme Officer, co-facilitated a session with two young people to help participants explore a variety of sustainable and effective approaches to working with people who have a live experience of food poverty.
New analysis from the Food and You survey shows more detailed picture of food in Wales, with 9% in the country experiencing low food security
A new marketing fund for vegetables will be launched next week by The Food Foundation.
The UK’s first Food and Poverty conference was recently held at King’s College and the new ENUF network has been launched for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in food poverty.
The number of three day food supplies given out in the UK rose 13% from 2017-2018, more than double the growth from the previous period. Sustain urges more action ‘beyond the food bank’ in response.
Friends of the Earth welcome the European Commission proposal to ban damaging practices in the food supply chain to give farmers and small businesses more certainty.
The proposed revisions to the planning policy framework for England are open for consultation. But are the proposals a missed opportunity for a more sustainable food system?
Applications are open until 18 April for projects in England that will benefit disadvantaged families during the 2018 summer holidays.
Since launching the new programme seven months ago, Food Power is proud to have awarded funding to support alliances tackling the root causes of food poverty from Belfast to Brighton.
The House of Lords has passed a motion regretting proposed Government changes in eligibility rules for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, and called for a full poverty impact assessment before anything is implemented.
End Hunger UK are organising a series of regional events for people to learn more about their campaign and how to get involved.
The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed to October due to time constraints.
Farmers in Italy are seeking ways to organise themselves to get a greater share of payment. Currently for every euro paid by the consumer on food only 15 cents goes to the farmer.
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