Author Archives: Tom Bliss

Baby Week Leeds

​Baby Week Leeds was inspired by Brazil’s ‘Semana do Bebe’ supported by UNICEF following a visit to the country by Churchill Fellow Lucy Potter. Leeds hosted the first English speaking Baby Week in 2016 with the support of Leeds NHS … Continue reading

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‘Procuring Food for the Future’ report is published.

The report, a collaboration between FoodWise Leeds, the University of Leeds, Lancaster University and FoodFutures (North Lancashire’s Sustainable Food Network), explores the role that anchor institutions can play in creating a better food system – one that underpins local food … Continue reading

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Healthy Start

There have been a number of changes this year to the Healthy Start Scheme , with some more to come in 2021. In April, legislation changed therefore the need for a health professional signature, in Part B of the form, … Continue reading

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Leeds Food Policy Brief

On 22nd of September, Tom Bliss and Sonja Woodcock from FoodWise Leeds (also Feed Leeds), together with Dr Paola Sakai (University of Leeds) and Andy Goldring (Permaculture Assn), submitted a Policy Brief to the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee of Leeds … Continue reading

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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm needs your help!

It goes without saying that we’re all living through extraordinary and troubling times and unfortunately, I’m afraid that Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is going to struggle to get through this. We are seeking your help to make sure we can … Continue reading

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Food Security and covid-19

Professor Les Firbank of FoodWise Leeds has just posted this blog – “One proposed solution is the re-localisation of food supply chains. This can easily sound like a return to digging for victory, the re-focussing on local food. But local … Continue reading

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National Food Strategy

From SFC: Terms of Reference for a National Food Strategy were published today, setting out the ambition for a better food system in England. The process is being led by Defra, involving government departments that deal with public health and … Continue reading

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Leeds Wins the Bronze!

Here is the press release: Bronze Birthday Present for Leeds Food Partnership After just one year, the Leeds Food Partnership (LFP) is celebrating winning a prestigious accolade, The Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award. Set up in 2018, the partnership celebrates good … Continue reading

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Food and Climate Change – what’s to do?

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New Recycling Initiative in Leeds

There’s a call for Leeds businesses to join an exciting new recycling initiative. The campaign is being run by environmental charity Hubbub, in partnership with Leeds City Council and supported by Leeds Bid. Participation will be subsidised by an array … Continue reading

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