Limerick Food Partnership

Limerick Food Partnership (LFP) is a strategic collaboration between voluntary organisations, community organisations and statutory agencies, hosted by PAUL Partnership. The overall aim of Limerick Food Partnership is to raise awareness, improve access and increase the supply of healthy food options to its target communities in Limerick City and County.  This will be achieved through a range of interventions.

Limerick Food Partnership is managed by a Steering Group, comprising of representatives from:

  • Ballyhoura Development CLG
  • Health & Wellbeing Department, HSE
  • Health Promotion & Improvement, HSE
  • Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board
  • Limerick City & County Council
  • Limerick CYPSC
  • Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP)
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Mid West SIMON
  • PAUL Partnership CLG
  • Redemptorists, Limerick
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • West Limerick Resources CLG

Objectives of Limerick Food Partnership:

  • To raise awareness in local communities around healthy food and healthy lifestyle
  • To build individual and community capacity to enhance their food related skills (e.g. menu plan, budget preparation & cooking) through evidence based training & education programmes (e.g. Cook it and Healthy Food Made Easy)
  • Supporting the development of existing and new Community Food initiatives in Limerick City and County
  • To facilitate intercultural integration and diversity through food partnership initiatives
  • To create and sustain a repository of information on available food initiatives and food poverty
  • To explore long-term sustainability of initiatives and opportunities for mainstreaming
  • To influence policy related to food supply and trade
  • To promote the availability and sustainability of healthy food options at reasonable prices and reducing food waste, without exploiting people or the environment, locally or worldwide.

This project is being delivered throughout Limerick City and County.

 

‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ – Tutor Training

Limerick Food Partnership is currently inviting organisations to identify staff interested in training as Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME) tutors. HFME is an evidence based training and education programme which will build individual and community capacity around food related skills (e.g. menu planning, budget preparation, cooking)

Given current restrictions, it is likely that tutor training will initially be blended learning.

It is intended that training will be delivered in mid to late August, so that some HFME programmes could possibly be rolled out in the September – December period. Again, given the uncertain restrictions, the roll out of the programme will look different to what we had initially envisaged and may include online delivery.

Once a member of staff, interested in completing this training has been identified, the nominated person(s) must complete and return the application form via email no later than July 24th to oobrien@paulpartnership.ie. Returning the form does not guarantee a place on the programme, as we are limited by numbers, however we will endeavour to accommodate as many interested nominees as possible.

Healthy Food Made Easy Tutor Training Application Form 2020

For further information please contact Olivia O’Brien, Limerick Food Partnership Coordinator, E: oobrien@Paulpartnership.ie M: 087 442 0995

 

To find out more about the work of Limerick Food Partnership:

Contact:

Olivia O Brien, Limerick Food Partnership Coordinator

T: 061 419388

M: 087 4420995

E: oobrien@paulpartnership.ie

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