All-island Food Poverty Network: New approaches to addressing food poverty

Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: NICVA Centre, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast (Directions)

Aim of the workshop

The event will share new insights, latest research and explore alternatives to tackling food poverty. Presentations will include research exploring sociodemographic patterns around food purchasing and dietary intake and the latest study into the cost of a healthy food basket in Northern Ireland.

Dr Valerie Tarasouk, University of Toronto will provide the keynote address. Dr Tarasouk will share her research which has a strong focus on food insecurity, food banks and policy and community interventions to the food needs of the homeless youth. 

The event will also explore alternatives to tackling food poverty and the positive influence Community Food Initiatives are having in low income areas.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to those working in government departments and government agencies, academia and those in strategic positions in the voluntary community sector, that have a common interest in reducing food poverty on the island of Ireland.

Registration

To register for this event e-mail: executive.support@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Please include any special dietary and access requirements.

Agenda

9.00 – 9.40

Registration

 

 

9.40 – 9.45

Welcome

Ms Sharon Gilmore

Food Standards Agency

9.45–9.55

Opening address

Dr Naresh Chada

Department of Health

9.55–10.15

 

“A closer look at sociodemographic patterns of food purchasing and dietary intake in Northern Ireland” (PDF, 10MB)

Ms Joanne Casey

Food Standards Agency

10.10–10.45

 

“The Cost of A Healthy Food Basket in Northern Ireland” (PDF, 500KB)

Sr. Bernadette MacMahon

Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

10.45–11.15

“Exploring Some Alternatives to Tackling Food Poverty” (PDF, 100KB)

Ms Sharon Polson

Department for Communities

11.15–11.30

Tea break

11.30–12.00

 

“The Positive influence of the Community Food Initiatives in low income areas” (PDF, 2MB)

Ms Joana da Silva

safefood

12.00–12.30

“Reflections on food poverty – what is the evidence and what can we do? " (PDF, 6MB)

Dr Elizabeth Mitchell

Institute of Public Health in Ireland

12.30–13.00

 

Keynote speaker

"Deconstructing household food insecurity: insights from Canadian research" (PDF, 1MB)

Dr Valerie Tarasuk

University of Toronto

(by video conference)

 

13.00–13.10

Closing remarks

Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan

safefood

13.10–14.00

Networking lunch

14.00–16.00

Closed network meeting

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