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Help Shropshire’s children have a good diet

Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat. A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.

30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and physical wellbeing. Improving access to healthy food is a vital issue for the children in our county.

Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance is calling for evidence to unlock the problem.

Emily Fay, coordinator for the alliance, explains, “We are inviting people to contribute to our research to understand and improve food provision for children in Shropshire. We want to make a strong case for Shropshire to secure the resources to ensure children have access to food 365 days a year."

How you can help:

1. Give evidence through our surveys:

These surveys are a vital part of our research and take 10 minutes to complete. It helps us if you could respond by the 8th of December.

Please go to our project page for all the details.

2. Join the discussion

We are hosting a series of online events. These hour-long talks are free and open to all:

Children’s access to good food in rural areas - 7th December, 2pm Delivering food activities to support children: breakfast, after school and holiday clubs - 8th December, 4pm

Building children’s food skills: Cooking, growing and nutrition - 10th December, 11am

Visit our webpage to register for the free events:

For any questions about the project, feel free to contact


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