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Food Poverty and Health Inequalities

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.  

Event Programme 

09.30am – 09.35am 
Welcome address 
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 
Closing remarks 
Speaker: Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland 

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