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accessibility workshop healthy food for all national conference 20 th november 2013
Accessibility Workshop

Healthy Food for All , National Conference 20th November 2013

niche community health project
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

www.nicheonline.ie and

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Community and Interagency strategic action plan to:

  • respond to risk & instances of food poverty
  • improve community food experience
food focus implementation
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 CFI’s

  • Funders
food focus action
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
what has happened
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;

sustainable community garden
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

accessibility and other outcomes
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
cork food policy council addressing accessibility in local communities
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
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Addressing

food

consumption

practices

Maintaining diversity of food retail

Maintaining

diversity of

food retail

Increase

marketing

opportunities

for local

producers

Support

local food

enterprise

Food Policy &

Planning

Protect

infrastructure

for local food

supply

Increase

urban food

production

& supply

Redistribute,

recycle &

compost

food waste

Safeguard

land for

food production

cork food policy council
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