SECOND EVIDENCE HEARING: CONTEXT AND ACCESS
11am – 12.45pm Tuesday 9 December in Room W1, Westminster Hall, House of Commons, London.
Witnesses: Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute), Dr Wendy Wills (Uni Hertfordshire) and Jon Alexander (New Citizenship Project)
The Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty is bringing together experts in food policy and related fields including health, the environment, and education to examine how poverty relates to the food system. The Commission will be sitting over the next year and will make recommendations towards the creation of a fair and sustainable food system. The Commission is chaired by Geoff Tansey.
The subject of this second hearing is Context and Access. This strand looks at the context in which food habits and norms are established. This includes physical access to nutritious food, the social context in which food consumption sits, and the social and cultural pressures that shape consumption. This covers how marketing and education can shape consumer behaviour.
DR HANNAH LAMBIE-MUMFORD
Hannah Lambie-Mumford is Faculty Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. Hannah draws from her research on food poverty and access to food, including the Defra commissioned review of food aid.
Dr Wendy Wills
Wendy Wills is Reader in Food and Public Health at the University of Hertfordshire, where she leads the work of the Food and Public Health Research Unit. She draws on her experience of conducting research with children, young people and their families in relation to the socio-cultural and socio-economic context of food and eating practices. Wendy convened the British Sociological Association Food Study Group for a number of years and was previously a member of the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee.
Jon Alexander is Founder of the New Citizenship Project. Jon draws on his background in the advertising industry in which he worked for several years before co-authoring a major report into ethics in advertising in 2011. Jon is also a member of the Food Ethics Council.