HENRY Chief Executive to speak at free webinar on Childhood Food Poverty

On the 10th of November, HENRY Chief Executive, Kim Roberts will take part in a free webinar and panel discussion that will explore how policy and social actors can tackle childhood poverty. 

The discussion will consider how over the last ten years the number of children in the UK living with food poverty has increased alongside a rise in childhood obesity. 

As part of the launch of N8 AgriFood's Food Systems Policy Hub, this online event will explore the current situation including social and economic pressures of COVID-19 and Brexit, which are posing additional challenges. Speakers will include: 

Keynote: Denise Bentley, Co-founder and Chief Executive, First Love Foundation - Insights from the National Food Strategy

Kim Roberts, Chief Executive, HENRY - The importance of a healthy start

Dr Megan Blake, University of Sheffield - Building resilience to food insecurity through food ladders

Professor Jonathan Rushton, University of Liverpool - Barriers to quality food access in Liverpool

Dr Maria Bryant, Hull York Medical School - The role of community food assets in a multicultural population

Professor Louise Dye, University of Leeds - Too hungry to learn? The role of school breakfast provision in academic performance

To register for this free event, please visit eventbrite by clicking here