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The amount of vegetables bought by households in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in 50 years. This highlights the impact the cost of living crisis is having on low-income families who are struggling to afford healthier options.
Calling all local food and health organisations and professionals: please share your experiences supporting families on low incomes with no recourse to public funds to access healthy food, including the Healthy Start Scheme. Survey deadline 13 October.
Researchers at Sheffield University have demonstrated that people who grow fruit and vegetables at home eat more fruit and veg and reduce food waste.
The Little Veg Library network shows how small community food hubs can have a huge impact on inspiring, connecting and empowering people to take climate action.
The Act would scale up funding to $3.5 billion over the five years of the 2023 Farm Bill and authorize $100 million of discretionary funding annually for state and local government.
Sustain calculates that over 200,000 low-income families with young children and pregnant women are losing out on Healthy Start payments toward free fruit, veg, milk and vitamins in 2023 with 1/3 of all eligible households not signed up. Regional analysis shows that the LAs with the biggest losses are Birmingham (£1.9m), Manchester (£1m) and Leeds (£1m). The greater London region missed out on almost £12 million in missed benefits. The North West lost £9.3m and South East £8m.
FoodWise Leeds launch another brilliant toolkit for the local Healthy Holidays Plus programme.