Ending Child Food Poverty: How to Tackle an Escalating Crisis

12/09/2023 09:30 13:00

Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a  webinar on Ending Child Food Poverty: How to Tackle an Escalating Crisis on Tuesday  September 12th, 2023, at 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM.

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Confirmed Speakers:-

  • Andrew Forsey - National Director for Feeding Britain
  • Dr Sinéad Furey - Senior Lecturer in Consumer Management and Food Innovation at Ulster University
  • Dr Shobhana Nagraj - Clinical Researcher Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford
  • Barbara Crowther & Isabel Rice - Campaign Coordinator, Children's Food Campaign & Campaign Coordinator, Food Poverty at Sustain
  • Professor Martin Caraher - Emeritus Professor of Food and Health Policy at City, University of London
  • Kathleen Kerridge - Author & Food Poverty Campaigner



  • Review government policies relating to child food poverty, including Free School Meals and Healthy Start schemes, and critically consider scope for future improvement
  • Assess the impact of austerity, Covid-19 and the cost-of-living crisis on levels of child food poverty and the provision of support for food-insecure children in the UK
  • Propose measures central and local government could take to tackle rises in child food poverty created by the cost-of-living crisis
  • Assess the impact of Brexit on UK food prices and food security and how trade barrier-induced inflation can be mitigated
  • Evaluate the recommendations made by the National Food Strategy and discuss the government's implementation of these recommendations
  • Identify the root causes of child food poverty and assess potential strategies to address them
  • Consider the problems with means-tested support for children dealing with food poverty
  • Explore strategies to reduce operational difficulties in providing support to families and children
  • Discuss the appropriate roles of central government, local government, and non-governmental organisations in reducing child food poverty
  • Learn about best practices for raising public awareness of charity and community services
  • Establish the importance of early intervention in reducing adverse outcomes for food-insecure children
  • Analyse ways to bridge the gap between food waste and child food poverty