The University of Kent wants to become a Right to Food University.
What does this mean?
it commits itself to promote food justice, to tackle food poverty, and transform our food system so that it operates to advance human health and an environmentally sustainable society.
The University has four missions to achieve this:
1) Putting the Right to Food on the World Stage, including inspiring and supporting other universities to establish the right to food.
2) Transforming food systems through teaching and research
3) Tackling food insecurity, while promoting a healthy and sustainable food community for staff and students.
4) Addressing food inequality throughout Kent and the Medway
Complete our Right to Food Staff Survey
This Right to Food Staff survey aims to look at the factors involved in food insecurity, including availability and accessibility of healthy food, cost and marketing; whether staff are currently utilising existing cost-of-living support from the University and elsewhere; and the impact food insecurity is having on staff wellbeing, including on physical and mental health.
The issues uncovered will form part of an action plan to improve the University’s food environment. This falls under our Mission 3 of the Right to Food project, which is: Tackling food insecurity, while promoting a healthy and sustainable food community for staff and students. The University’s aim to “provide a healthy, happy and purposeful environment that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff”.
Following this survey, we will share the results and work with you on the actions we need to take to make improvements with some open sessions – Medway Session 19 June 10.00-12.00 and Canterbury Session 20 June 13.00-15.00 – More details to follow.
The survey is anonymous and is open from the 6 to 31 March, paper copies are also available if needed. Complete the Right to Food Staff Survey form.
Got a question email Claire Chapman, HR Manager- Strategic Delivery.