Food poverty is increasingly recognised as a public health emergency, and is defined as the inability to afford or access healthy food. This engaging half-day workshop will give participants some insight into areas at risk of food poverty using a newly founded concept called the ‘at risk of food poverty index’.
The event is hosted by Natasha McClelland, who is currently completing a multi-disciplinary PhD in rural food poverty with Ulster University, looking at areas at risk of food poverty.We will engage with stakeholders representing vulnerable consumer subgroups, and hear their lived experiences of food poverty.
The event will promote the research and its importance, encourage stakeholders to support the implementation of the ‘at risk of food poverty index’, and help identify areas of greatest need so that we can deliver targeted interventions.
This event is suitable for policymakers, local councils, third sector charities and non-government organisations.