Access to affordable food and skills to cook it. Definitely a way to wellbeing.
Recently Birmingham was named ‘Foodie Capital of Britain’ by a BBC food magazine. This was in no small part due to its thriving markets.
Evidence from the wellbeing key line of enquiry for Birmingham Social Inclusion Process, confirms that a big contributor to our wellbeing is determined by what we eat.
The argument of course is that junk food is cheaper than fresh food, therefore people on low incomes have no choice but to buy it. But eating unhealthily can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and some cancers, and these diseases tend to be more prevalent in people who are less affluent.
However, part of the solution could be right on our doorstep.
I would like to draw attention to the the excellent, and very affordable food markets that we have in Brum. I don’t mean farmers markets, although their produce is great, fresh and as local as…
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