Scientific Programme Organisers: 

Public Policy Exchange


Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a webinar on 'Ending child food poverty: Developing a long-term strategy to tackle food insecurity and ensure equal access to support' which will take place on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 between 9:30 and 13:00.


Key Speakers

  • Thomas Weekes, Senior Research Manager at The Trussell Trust
  • Charlotte Hill, CEO of The Felix Project
  • Bhawani Singh Shekhawat, CEO and Trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK and Europe
  • Anju Ahluwalia BEM, CEO and Co Founder of Food4All
  • Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Co-Director of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield
  • Sabine Goodwin, Coordinator at Independent Food Aid Network


The programme will

  • review government policies relating to child food poverty, including Free School Meals and Healthy Start schemes, and critically consider scope for future improvement;
  • evaluate the recommendations made by the National Food Strategy and discuss the government's implementation of these recommendations;
  • discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the provision of support for food-insecure children;
  • identify the root causes of child food poverty and assess potential strategies to address them;
  • consider the problems with means-tested support for children dealing with food poverty;
  • explore strategies to reduce operational difficulties in providing support to families and children;
  • discuss the appropriate roles of central government, local government, and non-governmental organisations in reducing child food poverty;
  • learn about best practices for raising public awareness of charity and community services;
  • assess ways to reduce stigma associated with food insecurity;
  • establish the importance of early intervention in reducing adverse outcomes for food-insecure children;
  • analyse ways to bridge the gap between food waste and child food poverty.