Birmingham’s Child Poverty Commission has launched their 2015 Child Poverty Needs Assessment, which contains some interesting statistics around childhood obesity in Birmingham and how this relates to other indicators of child poverty. Continue reading
We’re very pleased to welcome Andrew Clark , Director of Policy at the National Farmers Union to our Board of Directors.
Andrew joins our six existing Board members:
- Kate Cooper, Chair
- Caroline Hutton from Growing Birmingham
- Dr John Middleton, VP of the UK Faculty of Public Health, retired Director of Public Health, Sandwell
- Professor Jim Parle of Birmingham Medical School, and a practising GP
- Alison Plant, experienced Hospitality Manager
- Caroline Wolhuter, Head of Social Inclusion at Ashrammoseley
We’re thrilled to bits that Professor Molly Jahn has joined our Panel of Experts. Her Prof-ship is at the University of Madison-Wisconsin; she’s an agronomist, knows a tad or two about plant breeding . . . among much else.
She often comes to the UK. Indeed, I first met her at a Warwick GRP Food seminar a couple or so years ago. She’s also recently become a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Martin School.
We’d like your take on this new thinking tool we’ve devised.
Given how opaque and complex the food sector is, we’ve come up with this framework to help people ‘see’ the organisations involved one way or t’other with the food sector through a ‘lens’ of four overlapping categories:
Does it help your understanding? Is it useful?
s.a. a briefing on The PMCC Framework the first in our ‘Perspectives’ series.
We’re devising a suite of thinking tools to help decision-makers. This is in response to our interim report on food and the city economy published last year. We’ll be publishing them, and other commentary in a second report on food and the city economy in the early autumn.
The school summer holidays are fast approaching. For many families in Birmingham, this means additional pressure on the family food budget. For many children it simply means hunger.