King's College 2018 Conference on Food and Poverty

16 April 2018 08:00 - 17 April 2018 18:00
King’s College London, Strand campus

In April 2018, Drs Rachel Loopstra and Hannah Lambie-Mumford will be hosting the first-ever national research conference on household food insecurity.

With the increasing recognition of the problem of household food insecurity in the UK, there has been a growing amount of research focused on the inability of people to afford sufficient food and experiences of food in poverty. From in-depth ethnographic research within food banks, policy analyses of welfare reform and their impacts on the ability for people to afford food, studies of child feeding programmes, and new analyses of survey data, this is a quickly growing and multidisciplinary field of research.

In April 2018, the first-ever national conference on household food insecurity in the UK will be hosted at King’s College London, bringing together leading researchers and third-sector organisations to share research on this important and pressing issue of increasing concern.

The aim of this conference is to highlight the emerging body of research on food and poverty in the UK. Specifically, the objectives of the conference are:

To provide a forum for the presentation of recent multidisciplinary research on food and poverty that is being conducted across the UK.
To facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers and third sector organisations, policymakers and other research users.
To provide a forum for discussion on key research priorities to inform policy and practice going forward.

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Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 

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