Food Poverty and Health Inequalities
Health inequalities on the island of Ireland and the implications for food poverty.
Aim of the workshop
This webinar will explore health inequalities, what they are and the implications for food poverty. Anne McCusker from Belfast Healthy Cities will introduce the topic of health inequalities and discuss their impact on health. Professor Martin Caraher from City, University of London will explore the situation on the island of Ireland. Finally, Katie Hunter, British Dietetic Association NI representative for Public Health will discuss the effect of health and food-related inequalities on health and wellbeing.
Who should attend?
This event will be of interest to those working in government departments and agencies, academia, and those in strategic positions in the voluntary and community sector who have a common interest in reducing food poverty on the island of Ireland.
09.30am – 09.35am
Speaker: Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva, safefood
09.35am – 09.40am
Launch of ‘What is the cost of a Healthy Food Basket in Ireland in 2020’ report
Speaker: Robert Thornton, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice
09.40am – 09.55am
Defining inequalities and taking collective action
Speaker: Anne McCusker, Belfast Healthy Cities
09.55am – 10.10am
Health inequalities and food poverty – implications for the island of Ireland
Speaker: Professor Martin Caraher, City, University of London
10.10am – 10.25am
Food poverty and the impact of a nutritionally poor diet on our health and wellbeing
Speaker: Katie Hunter, British Dietetic Association Northern Ireland
10.25am – 10.55am
Chair: Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
10.55am – 11.00am
Speaker: Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
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