We are delighted to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing “Living in food insecurity: food parenting and children’s eating” presented by Professor Kate Harvey, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Reading. The seminar will take place Friday 17th November at 13.00 – 14.00 via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join us please Click here to join the meeting and share the invitation within your school/group.


It is estimated that around 7% of the UK population live in food poverty and almost four million children live in households that struggle to afford a healthy diet.  It is believed that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cost-of-living crisis exacerbated UK food insecurity, although evidence indicates that the rates had been rising in the decade preceding the pandemic.  Food insecurity has far reaching consequences for health and well-being, impacting children, adolescents and their parents.  This seminar will focus on the potential role that food parenting practices play in understanding the link between food insecurity and child/adolescent health outcomes.