Feeding Affordances & Decent Helpings: Infographic from the research

Recent research that I have been conducting reveals that local authorities and the 3rd sector need to find ways to work together if we are going to tackle food poverty. Neither can go it alone and effectively support communities.

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Memories of a life once lived

I wrote this post on 17 Nov 2010. It is deeply personal and involves two periods in my life: one that was difficult and one full of hope. A lot has changed since then: Drake has died of his disease; I am back in the UK; My life has moved on in radical ways;  My children are almost grown. But there is a lot in it I think worth remembering.

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Mapping residuals can help identify communities that are resilient: Feeding Affordance and Decent Helpings

IMD as a predictor of children’s overweight status in Doncaster communities where there were more than 75 children measured.

Data for this analysis was provided in anonymised form from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council Public Health, who was the collaborator on this research application.

The aim of this research is twofold. Firstly to consider the predictors of rates of children who are overweight and obese at community level and to determine if there are contextual factors that contribute to these rates.  Secondly, the research aimed to identify communities that were performing better than would be expected so that a qualitative case study could be undertaken to try to see what might be supporting their resilience.

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Feeding 10bn as part of the festival of 10bn

CbcOgnTXEAAh8zhAt work, I have been part of a team working on a project aiming to support second year university students enhance their interdisciplinary learning, thinking and working skills.  We have designed this process to enable students to do this through a central theme:  Living in a world of 10bn.  In addition to online and off line learning, one of the elements of the learning journey involves their participation in what we are calling the Festival of 10bn.  Toward that end, I contributed by hosting, in collaboration with three organisations, a meal derived out of food that is
surplus.  Here is the storify of that event.