PH Approaches to Changes in Cost of Living - Building Food Resilience

As the cost of living rises, many people in the country will find less money in their pockets, but it is the most deprived populations who will experience the greatest impacts. The rising rate of inflation and increase in food costs are increasing the level of household food insecurity, which has already grown 57% in the first quarter of this year. Recently published evidence shows that cost of living challenges are already affecting people’s health and wellbeing. In a survey commissioned by the Royal College of Physicians one in two people surveyed said their health had been negatively affected by the rising cost of living. With the cost of other household expenses including energy expected to rise again as we approach the autumn, local partners will be planning and preparing now to reduce the impact of food insecurity within their communities.


Present practical solutions to reduce the impact on health as a result of the cost of living increase. Explore the inequalities experienced and disproportionate impact on health outcomes due to food insecurity.

Speakers: We are still finalising the agenda but speakers we have so far are:

  • Jo Smith, Consultant Dietitian (Clinical Academic) at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Teesside University
  • Dr Claire O’Malley and Andrea Burrows, Teesside University
  • Selina Treuherz ShefFood Partnership Coordinator
  • Mark Game – CEO That Bread & Butter Thing
  • Maria Bryant, Reader in Public Health Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School
  • Case studies from Yorkshire & Humber

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