Exciting and brave new campaign launches to help children eat more veg

Eat Them To Defeat Them is a radical new national advertising campaign on ITV Wales that aims to inspire children and young people to eat more healthily and help tackle rising childhood obesity. Despite past health campaigns attempting to increase our veg consumption, less than a third of children in Wales still aren’t eating a […]

‘Seriously brilliant initiative’ – Council’s school nutrition programme scoops first prize in top foodie awards

Cardiff’s multi-award winning school holiday enrichment programme (SHEP), Food and Fun has picked up its ninth award at the renowned 2018 Foodservice Catey Awards. Awarded top prize in the Corporate and Social Responsibility category, the multiagency initiative which aims to reduce the isolation and hunger experienced by families in the school holidays, was described as […]

Peas Please delivers 4.8 million additional portions of veg in its first year.

Peas Please is a campaign that is coordinated by partner organisations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and aims to bring together business and brands from across the food system to secure commitments to improve the availability, affordability and quality of the veg offered in supermarkets, shops, schools, pubs, fast food outlets and beyond. […]

Free school meals and Universal Credit in Wales – consultation response

Food Cardiff, in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team, has submitted a response to Welsh Government’s consultation on their proposal to change the eligibility criteria for free school meals under Universal Credit. We are extremely concerned that 55,000 children living in poverty in Wales will continue to miss out on a free […]

“Our daily bread”: Young poets speak out to end UK Hunger

The Poetry Society, Oxfam, and End Hunger UK have developed an anthology of poetry written to address the mounting issue of food poverty in the UK. Nine poems, written by young people from across the UK, were submitted to a competition that formed a part of End Hunger UK’s touring of the Behind Closed Doors […]

160,000 Children in Wales too poor for a healthy diet, study finds

Findings strengthen calls for a national measurement of food insecurity and the need for further investigation into children’s access to healthy food in the UK New analysis “Affordability of the Eatwell Guide”  from independent think tank The Food Foundation finds that around 3.7 million children in the UK are part of families who earn less […]

Dusty Knuckle Shortlisted for a National Sustainability Award… BUT they still need our help to win!

A Cardiff pizzeria which champions the ‘Slow Food’ ethos has been shortlisted for a national award which recognises exceptional commitment to sustainable practices. Dusty Knuckle restaurant in Canton has been shortlisted for the ‘people’s favourite’ award in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s ‘Food Made Good Awards’ 2018.   Hundreds of sustainable eateries were nominated by members […]

Food and Fun teaches young people about collaborative working and leadership

This week, Katie Palmer of Food Cardiff was invited to run a workshop for the UpRising programme in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. UpRising is a UK-wide leadership development programme for young people, aged 16-25. The programme “provides routes to leadership and employment for 16-25 year olds who have talent, but lack opportunity. The […]