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1 Accessibility Workshop Healthy Food for All, National Conference 20 th November 2013

2 Niche Community Health Project Using a community develop approach Niche works to promote a social model of health and health equality to improve the quality of life for people living in the Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill area of Corks Northside. 1.Family Health 2.Well-being and Lifestyle 3.Food & Environment 4. Access to Health Information & Services 5. Influencing Policy and

3 Food Poverty: Local Evidence Proximity & choice of shops Limited access to f&v source New estates: amenities skillsIncomeFamily Life Accessibility

4 Community and Interagency strategic action plan to: respond to risk & instances of food poverty improve community food experience

5 Food Focus Implementation Partners Niche HSE Community Dietician/Health Promotion Cork City Partnership Le Cheile SCP Dept. Geog.UCC Knocknaheeny Community Cafe HSE / HAZ, Community Work Dept) RAPID Local Community Supported by Healthy Food for All & Demonstration Programme of CFIs Funders

6 Food Focus Action Steering Group Garden Committee Staff recruitment Community Food Resource Audit Community Food Charter Food Club (training) Grow your own Community Garden Community Fruit Tree Planting Food Events Competitions Co-ordination role Fundraising Regional/national linkages Influencing policy

7 What has happened? Raised beds; Water harvesting; Cob Oven & barbeque; Wormery; Composting area; Polytunnel; Forest trail; Herb Spiral; Tools shed; training area & community kitchen; native Irish hedging; orchard;

8 Sustainable Community Garden Recruitment Community Gardeners FTAC Horticulture training Work Experience Open Access Tues/wed/Thurs Supply to Comm. Cafe Veg box scheme to residents Seasonal Community Events (harvest/halloween) Seasonal Workshops (foraging, preserving, etc.) Food Club: Social Enterprise Recycling/reusing/up-cycling Site Extension/Allotment Management (partnership with Council Winter Garden Art Project Food Policy Council

9 Accessibility and other outcomes Affordable fruit and veg available locally Cooking Collective action for healthy food Community buy in Volunteerism Growing as a healthy activity Training and education Social Enterprise Development of waste land/local pride Environmental improvements/biodiversity Awards and acknowledgements Local people regarded as partners to work with Shared learning across city

10 Cork Food Policy Council: addressing accessibility in local communities towards the achievement of a fairer, healthier, sustainable and resilient food system across the Cork region and to this end, seeks to promote socially inclusive engagement in supporting best practice in the production, retail and consumption of food. CFPC is food system – not sectoral – approach Food systems can be improved

11 Food Policy & Planning Addressing food consumption practices Maintaining diversity of food retail Maintaining diversity of food retail Support local food enterprise Increase urban food production & supply Safeguard land for food production Increase marketing opportunities for local producers Redistribute, recycle & compost food waste Protect infrastructure for local food supply

12 Cork Food Policy Council Steering group Membership (Local retail, charity, community, primary food producers, education, Council –planning, environment & waste, health, business etc. Terms of reference Task groups Values and principles Outreach/engagement strategy Evidence base Policy submissions Food Charter

13 Thank you


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