Food Matters Inside & Out
Inside Reform: Prison Healthcare Campaigns, Past and Present. Inside Reform was a policy workshop co-convened by Associate Professor Catherine Cox (UCD) and Professor Hilary Marland(Warwick), as part of their Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award Project, ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’. This event was hosted by the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland and held at the National Gallery of Ireland on 2 June 2017.
In this presentation, Victoria Williams, Director of Food Matters, a not for profit, UK-based, food advocacy organisation, talks about her experience of running the ‘Inside and Out’ project at Wandsworth Reform Prison. Funded by the Ministry of Justice, this programme’s principal aim was to improve the health and well-being of prisoners. The project has four strands: healthy eating workshops; peer mentors; staff training sessions; and consultancy to catering and food procurement services.
Victoria Williams is co-founder and Director of Food Matters. Victoria’s expertise centres on food poverty and food access issues, in particular the effect of national policies on local food initiatives. Victoria is currently working on “Food Matters Inside & Out”. It supports prison reform by improving the health and well being of prisoners by addressing their diets through the creation of a prison-wide healthy eating environment. Victoria is Chair of the Board of Directors, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and a trustee at Sustain: the Alliance for Better Food and Farming.