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17:30 - 19:30 20 July 2015

The impact of food poverty on health and wellbeing

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr George Grimble, Principal Teaching Fellow, UCL
Dr Angel Chater, Lecturer in Behavioural Medicine, UCL
Chris Mould, Chairman, The Trussell Trust
Sarah Chapman, Trustee, Wandsworth Foodbank
Edwina Prayogo, PhD Candidate, UCL

The rising demand for emergency food-aid from Foodbanks suggests that food poverty in the UK is increasing. Foodbanks provide 3-days of non-perishable emergency foods for individuals in crisis. In 2014/15, over a million people in the UK had to rely on the food parcels from Foodbank, nearly half of those are children. However, there is little data on who uses Foodbank and the quality of their diet, health and wellbeing.

This event will present the results of our investigations of Foodbank users. Additionally attendees will hear from the users themselves, from Foodbank managers and from the Chairman of The Trussell Trust, the largest charity behind the ‘Foodbank’ movement in the UK.


Contact

Miss Edwina Prayogo
+44 (0)207 8741 276 | e.prayogo.12@ucl.ac.uk


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Food Junction