This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Friday 8 November 2019, 9.30am to 3pm
  • Location: Main Hall , Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET
  • Audience: Open to the publicPlus academics, policymakers, businesses, public/third sector
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences and Green Great Britain Week, YESI, IKnowFood, the UK National Food Strategy (NFS) and Good Food York have come together to hold a Citizen Food Assembly to get the views and opinions of York Citizens on the UK’s food system.

Food...if you eat it, grow it, make it or sell it, come and join us.

Join the conversation around sustainable healthy diets, food poverty and food waste, and help define how York's food system should be changed to the benefit of all. A sustainable lunch will be provided!

Provisional Agenda (Talk Titles TBC)

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:10 Introduction & ice breaker
Prof. Bob Doherty, University of York

10:10-10:30 The National Food Strategy
Henry Dimbleby, Non-Executive Board Member of Defra

10:30-10:45 Tackling food poverty in York
Sydnie Corley & Mary Passeri, Co-chairs of the York Food Justice Alliance

10:45-12:00 Interactive Group Session

12:00-13:00 Sustainable lunch and exhibition
(Food provided by YNC Kitchen)

13:00-13:15 Feeding York
Emily Decker, YNC Kitchen

13:15-13:30 Grow Yorkshire
Tim frenneaux, Head of Emerging Policy, Enterprise Partnership Officer

13:30-13:45 Reducing food waste 
Joe Fennerty, Good Food York & Food Circle

13:45-15:00 Interactive Group Session

Quiz Night

(19:30-21:00 6th November 2019- Golden Ball, 2 Cromwell Rd, Bishophill, York, YO1 6DU)

Who will be the top banana?

If you are the ultimate foodie, know your apples from your oranges and have a hunger to win, The Big Food Quiz is for you!

We will be dishing out some tricky questions, testing your knowledge of ingredients, food sources and much more. There may even be a taste test round!

The winning team will receive a top prize- you breader believe it! Register for the quiz here


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop


Alice Seaton