Food havens

Resources 09 November 2023

Food havens

A blog by the Association of Young People's Health

Shaping Places for Healthier Lives (SPHL) is a three-year programme supported by The Health Foundation and the Local Government Association. It is designed to support partnerships led by local government to address the wider determinants of health using a system lens; through doing this, it shares learning about effective ways of shaping places for healthier lives for all. Cordis Bright is proud to be evaluating SPHL.

Five SPHL areas won grants to use a systems approach to a complex problem related to health outcomes. Newham Food Secure 11-19 is one of the SPHL sites, hosted at the London Borough of Newham, in collaboration with the Association for Young People’s Health, and with systems expertise provided by Dr Natalie Savona who is now a Principal Consultant at Cordis Bright. Its aim is to take a systems approach to understand and address food insecurity for young people in Newham from ages 11 to 19.

The focus of Newham Food Secure 11-19 has found that secondary schools in the borough are keen to work towards becoming ‘food havens’ as explained in this blog post by Ann Hagell from the Association of Young People’s Health, published on The Health Foundation’s website

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