Food Access Resources

Resources and support
Below is a range of resources designed to increase access to healthy food and drink, with a paticular focus on emergency food aid such as food banks.
The majority of these resources have been developed by Registered Nutritionists at Food Active and partners to support healthy eating during the Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing, in particular high risk and vulnerable groups in society.

Shielded Individual Food Parcels: guidance and support

A guidance document for procurement to provide advice and suggestions on how to improve the nutritional content of various food items typically found within parcels that are being distributed by the Department for Health and Social Care for Shielded Individuals (1 weeks food supply). We have also provided a draft meal plan based on the ingredients found in these parcels under ‘Food Parcel Meal Ideas and Inspiration’ below.

Food Bank Food Parcels: guidance and support

A guidance document for procurement to provide advice and suggestions on how to improve the nutritional content of various food items typically found within 3-day food parcels that are distributed via local food bank networks. We have also provided a draft meal plan based on the ingredients found in these parcels under ‘Food Parcel Meal Ideas and Inspiration’ below.

Food Parcel Meal Ideas and Inspiration

These resources provide meal ideas and inspiration on what to make with the ingredients found in food banks and food parcels.

Healthy eating for young adults in residential care

We have prepared a brief A4 two-page leaflet containing tips on healthy eating and ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner specifically aimed at young adults living in supported or temporary accommodation, residential care or hostels.

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