FoodSEqual Plymouth is about:

  • Improving access to food that is healthy, affordable and sustainable for people in Plymouth.
  • Putting the community at the heart of the project so that local people can lead change.
  • Supporting connections between communities and the organisations that supply their food.

“Listening to local people and supporting shared decision making is at the centre of the FoodSEqual project.”

“Being involved in community food research within the FoodSEqual project means being part of a bigger change and there is hope and excitement to see what that change will mean for Whitleigh and Plymouth.”

Over the past year six community food researchers have undertaken research skills training and organised local food-based events, including a foraging walk in the local woods and a cream tea community research event. At the cream tea event, lively conversations about food and a huge variety of favourite recipes were all recorded by community researchers and live illustrators.

These have been brought together in a Community Cookbook for Whitleigh which has just been published. Have a look here…

If you would like to find out more about the FoodSEqual Project in Plymouth you can email Dr Clare Pettinger FoodSEqual@plymouth.ac.uk or visit research.reading.ac.uk/food-systems-equality/

We also host monthly drop in breakfasts on the 2nd Monday of every month at Four Greens Community Trust, Whitleigh Green, PL5 4DD from 9.30am to 10.30am. These breakfast events are open to all, join us for tea, coffee and a range of homemade breakfast treats. You would be very welcome!

Find out more about the community food researchers in Whitleigh, read our first blog piece below.