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'Are You Being Served'

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Continuation of the WFA ‘Nutrition for the over 65s in Wales – Food Inquiry’ September 2005

Aims: an updating and discussion opportunity for progressing nutrition strategy inWales for older people.

Objectives: to ensure improved nutrition for older people have a higher profile; at alocal level sharing current practice on targetting and action that responds to thenutrition needs of older people; for participants to receive an update on relevantissues and the involvement of older people; contributing to the Welsh AssemblyOlder Peoples National Service Framework consultation.


Attention will be given to listening to experiences of service users, for example, foodaccess when people are ill or when the weather is inclement, new UnifiedAssessment Procedures, Care Plans, Intermediate Care, hospital catering,osteoporosis, vocational training, accessing fresh food, residential and nursinghomes. Discussions are taking place with WLGA and ‘Better Government OlderPeople’ about planning follow up action with older people.

Audience: older people and representative bodies, expert patients, carers, andpartner organisations including older peoples champions, strategy co-ordinators,local Health Boards, Health Alliances, NHS Trusts, councillors, CHC members, GPs,CAB, community and voluntary organisations, food retailers and community transportprojects.

(3) Friday 2nd September 2005, 10 am -1pm, Open University, Cathedral Road, Cardiff
(4) Friday 23rd September 2005, 10 am -1pm, Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay

All are no cost events. We thank the Open University and Colwyn Bay Town Council forproviding free accommodation that enables us to carry out our work. Details from WFA, JSullivan, 3 Roberts Close, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 0BA or email j.sullivan70@ntlworld.comor phone on 01633 663114/ 266781/ 0845 3304926 or e-mail
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it quoting (3) or (4) to reserve your place. Priority given to reservations. www.Welshfoodalliance.org.uk

Public event
School Nutrition:
Round Table discussion


(5) Friday 2nd September 2005, 1.30 - 4.15 pm, Open University, CathedralRoad, Cardiff.
(6) 23rd September 2005, 1.30 - 4.15 pm, Town Hall, Rhiw Road, ColwynBay.

Aims: to raise the profile and awareness of school nutrition issues, and toharness the experience and expertise of interested parties, including pupils inimproving the nutrition of children, young people and families.

Objectives:

* To explore and raise the profile of issues in relation to (a) – (g)
* To contribute to policy development process bodies in relation to (a) – (g)
* To provide a platform for ‘Next Step’ developments in Wales
(a) WFA proposals for a Welsh Management Information System(b) Reviewing the National Curriculum: including practical food education
(c) All Wales NVQ regional assessment and support arrangements
(d) The WFA ‘School Citizens Jury’ and the work of Schools Councils
(e) Wales wide public sector procurement
(f) Standardised menus and recipes
(g) Secondary School meals, including vending, and avoidance/elimination ofunhealthy choices
Audience: Pupils, Parents, School Councils, Head Teachers, Governors, localgovernment, councillors, Healthy School Co-ordinators, Health Alliances, localchildren and young people partnerships, local Health Boards, food industry,community and voluntary organisations.

All are no cost events. We thank the Open University and Colwyn Bay Town Councilfor providing free accommodation that enables us to carry out our work.
Details from WFA, J Sullivan, 3 Roberts Close, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 0BA oremail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone on 01633 663114/ 266781/ 0845 3304926or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it quoting (5) or (6) to reserve your place.

Priority given to reservations. www.welshfoodalliance.org.uk
Public event
Future Welsh Food Policy

Friday 8th July 2005, at 2 – 4pm

Topic: Implications of 'fast-track' Welsh legislation White Paper on futuregovernance of Wales are considered alongside proposed WestminsterBills for ‘Food Justice Strategy and ‘Childrens Food’.

Joint Cardiff Law School / Welsh Food Alliance Seminar.
Venue Cardiff Law School, Museum Place, Cathays Park, Cardiff.
The seminar will be supported by David Lambert, Marie Navarro and DavidSmith. David Lambert is the Research Fellow in Public Law in Cardiff LawSchool, and a former Legal Adviser to the Presiding officer of the NationalAssembly for Wales and to the Secretary of State for Wales.

Marie Navarro is an Associate Lecturer in French and Public Law at CardiffLaw School and is the editor of the Assembly funded Cardiff Law Schoolwebsite which sets out the powers of and the laws made by the NationalAssembly-www.waleslegislation.org.uk

David Smith is a Food Policy Adviser to various non-governmentalorganisations, and initiator and former Director of the pioneering South WalesAnti Poverty Action Centre, and the Adamsdown Community and Law Centre,Cardiff. A representative from the Food Justice Strategy Bill campaign hasbeen invited to attend.


The 4 E’s - Eat, Exercise and Enjoy Enhanced Life

 ‘Nutrition for the over 65s in Wales – Food Inquiry’ – ‘Meals onwheels’, lunch clubs and related services -by popular request

(7) Friday 4th November 2005, 10 am -1pm, Town Hall, Rhiw Road, ColwynBay(8) Friday 11th November 2005, 10 am -1pm, Open University, CathedralRoad, Cardiff

Aims

To ascertain future and current activities in relation to ‘meals on wheels’, lunchclubs and related services across Wales

Objectives:

¨ To ensure that improved nutrition for older people has a high profile and in particular meals on wheels’, lunch clubs and related services;
¨ To explore current provision of such services;
¨ To discover user preferences in terms of future service requirements; and
¨ To contribute to the future development of local and national policies that support the 4 E’s

Audience: service users, older people and representative bodies, expertpatients, carers, and partner organisations including Older Peoples Championsand Strategy Co-ordinators, caterers, trade unions, local Health Boards, HealthAlliances, NHS Trusts, councillors, CHC members, GPs, CAB, community andvoluntary organisations, food retailers, food service operators and communitytransport projects.

All are no cost events. We thank the Open University and Colwyn BayTown Council for providing free accommodation that enables us to carry outour work. Details from WFA, J Sullivan, 3 Roberts Close, Rogerstone, NewportNP10 0BA or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it quoting (7) or (8) to reserveyour place. Priority given to reservations. www.Welshfoodalliance.org.ukor phone 01633 663114/ 266781/ 0845 3304926.