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FixOurFood awarded funds to collaborate with Maastricht University

June 29, 2022

The University of York and Maastricht University launched a partnership in 2017 to establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges, and to share best practice among their staff. These research and education programmes were supported by a €3m joint investment to encourage and facilitate innovations to tackle challenges to developing a more sustainable […]

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MBE awarded to Jan Thornton

June 7, 2022

Congratulations to Jan Thornton who has been awarded an MBE for her outstanding efforts and services to rural communities. Jan is a key collaborator and supporter of our activities with hybrid business models, sharing her valuable experience and connections across the region to help us progress our aims. This award is well deserved considering her […]

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FixOurFood Urban Farm in York – a case study

March 1, 2022

The team running GrowItYork, our urban farm set in a container, are featured in a case study which has been shared by our collaborators LettUsGrow. Prof Katherine Denby set up the farm in 2021 and is leading the initiative that is growing and providing food at the heart of the community. You can read more […]

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Regenerative agriculture survey

February 7, 2022

As part of their research into regenerative agriculture for the FixOurFood programme, the University of Leeds is leading a project to understand the current opinions, activities and challenges associated with regenerative agriculture in the Yorkshire area. The team is capturing data via a survey which can be found here: The team is also launching […]

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FixOurFood Director meets HRH Princess Anne

November 30, 2021

On the 23rd November, Prof Bob Doherty was a keynote speaker at the British Nutrition Foundation annual day entitled ‘Healthier People on a Healthier Planet – the perfect outcome for a transformed food system’. Bob presented the achievements and aspirations of FixOurFood and was one of 6 speakers at the event alongside Prof Guy Poppy, […]

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Evaluation of the Holiday Activities and Food programme

October 21, 2021

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The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a government funded initiative which provides all eligible children across the top-tier authorities in England free, healthy meals, as well as a vast range of exciting and enriching activities. It is well recognised that school holidays can add extra pressure to families who are already struggling to […]

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National Food Strategy White Paper Team visit FixOurFood

October 10, 2021

On October 4th and 5th 2021, FixOurFood were privileged to host a delegation of representatives from the DEFRA National Food Strategy white paper team. The meeting was held at Spark: York, the vibrant social enterprise container park in the centre of York and one of our collaborators on the programme. The visit was timed to […]

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Part 2 of the National Food Strategy is released

July 15, 2021

Image of children receiving a healthy school lunch

Part two of the National Food Strategy was released on the 15 July, this landmark and independent report is calling on the Government to ‘commit to an historic package of reforms in order to build a better food system for a healthier nation’. The report outlines why now is the time for action to be […]

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FixOurFood supports Marcus Rashford

July 14, 2021

An image of footballer Marcus Rashford

FixOurFood has recently been supporting The Food Foundation in their efforts to encourage children to sign up to the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF), a £220 million government funded initiative for children across England. Both Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford and Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy, are supporters of this valuable […]

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