Category: Events

A Healthy Start for Liverpool

On Zoom
Wednesday 14 September

9:15am to 10:30am

An online presentation of review findings and recommendations on how we can improve awareness of the Healthy Start Scheme in Liverpool

The Healthy Start Scheme is a lifeline for many pregnant women and families with children under 4 in the city. It is a means-tested government benefit designed as a nutritional safety net to improve access to a healthy diet for low-income families.

Over 6,800 pregnant women and parents/carers are eligible for the scheme in Liverpool, getting support to purchase good food: fruit, vegetables, lentils, milk, and free vitamins, to ensure every child gets the best start in life.

Only approx. 60% of eligible pregnant women and parents/carers in Liverpool take up the scheme – meaning thousands of low income households are missing out on this vital support.

Over the last few months Feeding Liverpool have worked with parents, Children Centre staff, Public Health teams, midwives and health visitors to review the Healthy Start Scheme and develop a series of recommendations about how we could improve awareness and uptake of the scheme in Liverpool.

Please join us for an online presentation on Zoom of these findings and recommendations from Rachel Flood, who has led this piece of research. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the next steps for our city.

This online event is particularly aimed at:

  • Health Care Professionals including representatives from Public Health, midwives, GP’s, health visitors, and members of Primary Care Networks
  • Children’s workforce staff, including children centre staff, and staff from the private childcare sector
  • Voluntary sector staff and volunteers who engage with pregnant women or families with children under the age of 4

For more information on Healthy Start visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Graham, Good Food Programme Network Coordinator on [email protected]

Register to attend A Healthy Start for Liverpool on Eventbrite here.

Good Food Community Advocacy and Policy Group

The next meeting of the Good Food Community Advocacy and Policy Group will be on Wednesday 10th August 12:30pm to 3pm at the University of Liverpool.

This group is a fast, responsive, agile working group focused on translating what is happening on the ground into policy asks, developing Good Food Plan policy work and working on public facing responses to media and current situations.

The group will meet via a combination of face-to-face and online meetings four times per year, with tasks in between.

Please get in touch with co-chairs Beth Bradshaw ([email protected]) and Naomi Maynard ([email protected]) if you’d like to join this group and attend the next meeting.