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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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Being FoodWise in Autumn

As the seasons change, so do the vegetables – it’s pumpkin season! Download the Being FoodWise in Autumn toolkit for some tasty seasonal pumpkin recipes, tips on how to avoid food waste and also how you can help the hedgehogs! … 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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Leeds Cookery School Ready to Go!

Today the Leeds Cookery School ran a test session prior to reopening for classes next week. As a member of staff I was invited to attend the session as they ran through all the social distancing measures that have been … Continue reading

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Being Food Wise Campaign – June and July 2020

Being Food Wise campaign launched….. Since the  lockdown was announced to control the spread of Covid-19, almost everyone in the UK has experienced some effect on what and how they eat. Restaurants have closed and free time at home has … Continue reading

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#Vegrocks Poster Competition Winners

Today Growing Better CIC are delivering 50 vegboxes to the winners of the #Vegrocks Poster Competition. The #Vegrocks Poster Competition is part of our Veg Cities campaign to increase the growing, sale and consumption of vegetables. FoodWise and Zest delivered … Continue reading

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Enter the #Vegrocks Poster Competition!

#VegRocks Are you looking for a new lockdown boredom buster? The #Vegrocks Poster Competition is a great way for families to get creative, have fun with veg and WIN prizes! The #Vegrocks Poster Competition is part of FoodWise Leeds campaign … 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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