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Force Fed: Public meeting with Anna Taylor of the Food Foundation
9th March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Food Foundation’s recent report ‘Force fed’ looks at what the typical family eats. The findings are striking:
The diets of typical British families now pose the greatest threat to their health and survival.
None of our family members meet all seven dietary standards that directly protect their health.
Families are spending nearly a fifth (18%) of their money on food, throwing a lot away (equivalent to 6 meals per week), and not getting value for money.
A multitude of factors in their food environment get in the way of our family eating healthily.
Adverts for prepared convenience foods and confectionery account for 60% of food advertising spend.
The number of places to eat out has increased by more than 50% in the last 10 years and the single biggest category is quick service restaurants.
Promotions cause us to buy one fifth more than we otherwise would.
The balance of prices of their food is wrong, tipping them even further towards unhealthy diets.
Food Foundation chief executive Anna Taylor will present the ideas in the report and discuss possible solutions.
This event is jointly organised by Nourish Scotland and Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED)