The All Party Parliamentary Food and Health Forum (FHF) is an all-party independent forum for the exchange of views and information on food policy in the UK Parliament. Our objectives are to stimulate well-informed debate as a result of a greater awareness of food policy's significance and to explore and contribute to knowledge, policies and information on food policy, diet and health. The Forum's main work covers the relationship between food, nutrition, health and the implications of these factors in key areas affecting health in the population.
In August 2013 the Forum received a donation of £3000 from Waitrose to support its general work. The Officers are very grateful for this core sponsorship which enables the Forum to maintain a full programme of meetings and hold an annual conference, whilst holding membership subscriptions at reasonable levels.
Joint Parliamentary Inquiry: Food Security
During 2009 the Forum took part in a joint Parliamentary inquiry into food security with the Parliamentary Scientific Committee and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. The inquiry was chaired by our former Vice-Chairman, Dr Ian Gibson MP, the former Chairman of the APPG Agriculture and Food for Development. FHF Officers on the inquiry team included: Lord Rea, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen and Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer. The inquiry team published their report in January 2010. Full details can be found on our inquiries page.
FHF Inquiry into the links between diet and behaviour
The Food and Health Forum held an inquiry during 2007 which considered the links between diet and behaviour. The inquiry report and a press release are now available from the inquiry page.
L to R: Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, The Countess of Mar,
Lord Rea and Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Members of the forum include MPs, Peers, Academics, Food and Health Industry Specialists, Food Research Organisations, Charities and Commercial Food and Health Organisations.
We hold meetings of the forum every four to six weeks whilst parliament is sitting. Reports of the meetings are sent to all members, and Newsletters keeping members abreast of relevant issues and policy developments are sent out every month when Parliament is sitting.