All-island Food Poverty Network: Hungry for Change

Date: Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: F2 Centre, 2 Reuben Plaza, Dublin 8 (Directions)

Aim of the workshop

The event will share new insights, latest research and explore solutions in tackling inequality and food poverty.

We've asked guest speakers to challenge the notion that all healthy foods are expensive and unaffordable.

We'll also look at current food price trends and explore innovative ways of improving nutritional education both inside and outside the classroom. 

Speakers include Lindsay Graham a freelance child food poverty advisor who will share her experiences of good practices from around the world in building stronger communities including Kitchen Social - a healthy food and social development offer during the school holidays in London.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to those working in government departments and government agencies, academia and those in strategic positions in the voluntary community sector, that have a common interest in reducing food poverty on the island of Ireland.





10:00 - 10.30

Registration, tea and coffee


Opening Address

Cliodhna-Foley Nolan



Cheap as chips – Is a healthy diet affordable?

Christopher Snowdon (YouTube)

Institute of Economic Affairs and Spectator Health

11:00 - 11.20

Trends in food pricing

Sinead O'Brien

Kantar World Panel

11:20 - 11.35

Comfort break

11:35 - 11.55

Filling the Holiday Gap

Lindsay Graham (YouTube)

Freelance child food poverty advisor​

11:55 - 12.15

Portadown Gets Active: Addressing Holiday Hunger at a local level

Ellen Finlay

Children in NI


Interactive session - Kitchen social taster

Lindsay Graham

Freelance child food poverty advisor

12:40 - 1.00

Panel discussion

1:00 - 2.00

Close and networking lunch

Sharon Gilmore

Food Standards Agency