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11:00 - 15:00 16 July 2015

Exploring the health challenges and inequalities of the new food aid system: a seminar on working with foodbanks


UCL (link Map)
Gower Street | London | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

The escalating problem of UK food poverty is a significant contributing factor to health inequalities. Poverty forces people into dangerously poor diets and, in wealthier countries like the UK, this can lead to both obesity and malnutrition. In the UK, charities are filling the void left by rising food prices and lowered incomes as increasing numbers of people seek out emergency food aid. Food poverty has the potential to exacerbate health inequalities and yet there is an absence of research on the health and wellbeing outcomes and a lack of knowledge about the extent and scale of food poverty at the population level.

This seminar is intended for those interested in exploring the public health implications of food poverty and finding out more about how the various actors and agencies within the food system intersect.

To book your free place please contact Claire Thompson. A travel bursary fund is available for students and ECRs.


Claire Thompson
Please email | claire.thompson@lshtm.ac.uk