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Winter Newsletter – December 2014

Read our latest newsletter for community, school and food policy news.

Summer Newsletter – July 2014

Read our latest newsletter for community, school and food policy news.

Oireachtas Children’s Future Health Group

A new cross party Oireachtas group has been set up to seek a more effective policy response to the twin problems of food poverty and childhood obesity. The Oireachtas Children’s Future Health Group, is chaired by Independent Senator Jillian van Turnhout, and the Irish Heart Foundation is providing a secretariat, along with expertise to support the group.…

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HFfA attends Department of Social Protection’s Pre-Budget Forum 3 July 2015

Healthy Food for All attended the pre-Budget Forum hosted by the Department of Social Protection on Friday 3rd July, along with other advocacy groups, and presented our pre-Budget submission to An Tánaiste Joan Burton.  We highlighted the plight of families on a low-income who are struggling to put food on the table.  An Tánaiste outlined…

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What is the cost of a healthy food basket in Ireland?

New research published by safefood finds that low income households need to spend at least one quarter (1/4) of their income to purchase a basket of food that would be both acceptable and healthy. The research found the weekly cost of a healthy food basket ranged from €66 for a single pensioner to €165 for a family…

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Family Growing Project in Ballybeg, Waterford

St. Saviour’s SNS in Waterford, along with Ballybeg Community Development Project​, run a fantastic Family Growing Project.

Growing Community Roots, Tallaght

St Aidan’s SNS in Brookfield, Tallaght ran a ‘Come Dine With Me’ event in which the students cooked for themselves and their parents. There was such excitement as students took turns to serve the food they made and dine with family members.

Dunmanway – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it!

Dunmanway Community Garden – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it​ project welcomed our Development Worker warmly to sample the first pizzas made in their new pizza oven. All in the name of good programme management she dutifully went along to ‘help’ out!

Growing Community Roots Project, Tallaght – St. Brigid’s Junior National School Garden

Our school garden is very much a group effort including children, teachers, Special Needs Assistants, the Caretaker and parents. As a school we have found it to be a great asset as it provides authentic learning opportunities. It is a very useful tool in promoting the healthy lifestyle message.

Cookery Class in St. Patrick’s National School, Blanchardstown

Fifth class students from St. Patrick’s Senior School in Corduff, Blanchardstown, are amazing budding chefs! They made delicious homemade pizza and side salad in their cookery class.