Call for action to get more veg on our plates

‘Peas Please’ initiative calls for action on vegetables as lack of supply negatively affect the nation’s health.  We don’t eat our five a day, though we all know we should.  In fact, since the ‘5 A Day’ campaign started, fruit and vegetable consumption in Wales has actually fallen. Rising prices mean that while low income […]


Welsh Government becomes first to secure sustainable fish buying for public sector

Thousands of meals served every day in schools, hospitals, universities and colleges in Wales will include only verifiably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge by the National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales. It is the first time that a country-wide purchasing organisation for public sector buying has committed to protecting our precious fish stocks by serving only […]

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Cardiff school holiday programme wins big at NHS Wales Awards

A programme providing good quality meals, nutrition skills and sports education to children in socially deprived areas of Cardiff has been honoured at this year’s NHS Wales Awards. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board won the Improving Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities Award (supported by Welsh Local Government Association) for its Food and Fun […]


Councils offer holiday ‘food and fun’ for children in Wales

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) is working with local councils and health boards to help support school children during their summer break with a programme of free school meals and fun activities. Aimed at addressing issues like food insecurity, learning loss and social exclusion the programme aims to help children to be more active, […]

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Food Cardiff calls for national action on child holiday hunger

Food Cardiff is calling for more action to address the growing issue of ‘holiday hunger’ among children in the UK. We are urging policy makers to remedy the lack of food provision for children during the summer holidays. For many families, particularly those in areas of social need, lack of free school meals outside term time means […]


Our Love Food Hate Waste Lunch Club

Earlier this year, we collaborated with Green City to run a Love Food Hate Waste project that would help tackle the huge issue of family food-waste in Cardiff. The team, including Lia’s Kitchen and the Pedal Emporium, visited four primary schools during the Easter holidays and delivered an exciting programme of interactive activities and games for families. […]

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Food Cardiff continues to impress with another big win

Fresh from our success at the Cost Sector Awards, Food Cardiff has earned another accolade, this time at the Advanced Healthcare Awards (AHA). The event in London saw us take home the Public Health England award for our flagship School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP). Emma Holmes, dietitian with Cardiff and Vale UHB, and Sustainable Food Cities Coordinator Katie […]

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12,078 helped by Cardiff Foodbank in the last year

Over 4959 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to local people by Cardiff Foodbank in the 2015/16 financial year, compared to 4714 in 2014/15. Of this number, 4851 went to children. At the Cardiff Foodbank, the top three reasons for foodbank referral were: Benefit delay 1,541 (31%) Low income 1,249 (25%) Benefit change 580 (11%) […]