The impact of nutritionally poor food is affecting the most vulnerable people the most. Children in poorer areas are almost twice as likely to be obese as those in more affluent areas. Local food projects work in these communities, delivering social impact by encouraging changes in people’s diets. They do this by teaching people about food, where it comes from, how to grow it and how to cook it.
Not everyone will want to or be able to take up these opportunities though. Local food projects are in a good position to move beyond growing and cooking, to affect the diets of people who, for different reasons, can’t or won’t cook and grow for themselves.
The Ready Healthy Eat partnership planned to pilot the following activities:
Ready Healthy Eat aims to show that ready cooked food doesn’t have to be a nutritionally poor, or unaffordable.
Ready Healthy Eat is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.