Working together to improve Healthy Start uptake and promote local produce

Devon Food Partnership Task Group – Join Us!

Wednesday 10th November, 10-11.30am virtually on MS Teams

Please join us for the Devon Food Partnership’s first task group, looking at how we can improve uptake of Healthy Start across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, and how this can join with ambitions to shorten supply chains and link communities with locally produced food.  Healthy Start can provide important financial support to buy milk, fruit and vegetables, as well as free vitamins, but currently only around 50% of eligible families are claiming it.  At a time when food insecurity is of significant concern locally and when the scheme is about to go digital, we want this to change.

This initial meeting will be a scoping meeting, exploring how public health, food partnerships, local producers and suppliers (and others!) could work together towards this aim.  This will build on ideas around making veg boxes routinely available and affordable to Healthy Start recipients, inspired by the recent Goodie Box and Get a Healthy Start projects run in Devon, and the consequent feedback from many families wishing for better access to fresh produce and recipes in their communities.  However, there will also be space to discuss other ideas people may like to contribute.

Please feel free to join us if you would be interested in these initial conversations.

For the MS Teams Invite, please email