As a current nutrition student from Bournemouth University I was excited to venture out of the classroom and see nutrition being practiced in the wider community.

 

In September 2013 the Deputy Prime-Minister announced that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 would be entitled to a Free School Meal. This bit of national policy is based on pilot studies that suggested that a free meal for all helped to narrow the divide in the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils and that children with a regular healthy meal were more likely to be able to concentrate, get better academic results and were less likely to be obese. It's a public health approach, covering everyone for a universal long-term benefit and for families in the city this represents a saving per child per school year of £399 (or £2.10 per day).

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership has been awarded funding for an exciting new, 3-year project called 'Sharing the Harvest', which aims to help more vulnerable people in the city to benefit from gardening.

Are you interesting in orchards and the role they can play regenerating our local landscapes and bringing together communities?

We have a handful of places available for participants to join one or a series of visits as part of the Orchard without Borders project.

The Food Partnership are seeking 1-2 volunteers who can help us to create an inspiring, interactive display at a major public event in September. This is a great opportunity for someone with some free time at the end of the summer to gain valuable experience of event organising, food waste campaigning and creative / interactive activity design.