As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences and Green Great Britain Week, YESI, IKnowFood, the UK National Food Strategy (NFS) and Good Food York have come together to hold a Citizen Food Assembly to get the views and opinions of York Citizens on the UK’s food system.
Food…if you eat it, grow it, make it or sell it, come and join us.
Join the conversation around sustainable healthy diets, food poverty and food waste, and help define how York’s food system should be changed to the benefit of all. A sustainable lunch will be provided!
When: Friday 8 November 2019, 9.30am to 3pm
Location: Main Hall , Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET
Audience: Open to the public. Plus academics, policymakers, businesses, public/third sector
Admission: Free admission, booking required
10:00-10:10 Introduction & ice breaker
Prof. Bob Doherty, University of York
10:10-10:30 The National Food Strategy
Henry Dimbleby, Non-Executive Board Member of Defra
10:30-10:45 Tackling food poverty in York
Sydnie Corley & Mary Passeri, Co-chairs of the York Food Justice Alliance
10:45-12:00 Interactive Group Session
12:00-13:00 Sustainable lunch and exhibition
(Food provided by YNC Kitchen)
13:00-13:15 Feeding York
Emily Decker, YNC Kitchen
13:15-13:30 Grow Yorkshire
Tim frenneaux, Head of Emerging Policy, Enterprise Partnership Officer
13:30-13:45 Reducing food waste
Joe Fennerty, Good Food York & Food Circle
13:45-15:00 Interactive Group Session