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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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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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