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Healthy Food For All Initiative

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Healthy Food for All

Subject Keywords: FOOD, FOOD ACCESS, FOOD POVERTY, LOW INCOME, OBESITY
Topic: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Project
Region: All-island
Description:

Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is an all-island multi-agency initiative seeking to promote access, availability and affordability of healthy food for low-income groups. Their aim is to end food poverty on the island of Ireland. Three main objectives: - To support community and sectoral initiatives which promote availability and access to healthy and affordable food for low-income groups, with a focus on community food initiatives and direct food provision, including school meals - To develop an all-island learning network to identify best practice on promoting healthy food for low-income groups and to develop links with similar organisations in the UK and Europe - To promote awareness of food poverty across all aspects of public policy, with a focus on availability, access and affordability of food. Healthy Food for All has a management committee and an advisory committee, representing government departments and state agencies, independent experts, as well as local andnational organisations from the community and voluntary sector. Healthy Food for All currently employs two members of staff. Healthy Food for All was set up followingthe publication and extensive dissemination of Food Poverty and Policy (2004), a report which highlighted the issue of food poverty as one of the major concerns that food and nutrition policy in Ireland needs to address. The report was commissioned by Combat Poverty, Crosscare and St Vincent de Paul.

Date:

01/09/2006

Rights: © 2006 Healthy Food for all
Suggested citation:

Healthy Food for All. (2006) Healthy Food For All Initiative [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3705 [Accessed: 25th June 2019].

  

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