March 1, 2017

My mum had dementia for many years. In fact I think she had it well before I really knew. Her behaviour could be a bit odd sometimes.

I liked to take her shopping, it was something that she had always enjoyed and I wanted to keep that part of her life going. As the deme...

September 26, 2016

During the time of this research, we have received interesting food stories from various participants. In this blog, we share one of those stories from Patrick Grover( who is 85 years old) about the Watercress. 

I read with great interest the article about the Hitching...

August 9, 2016

In this blog, we explore the use of a modified board game modeled after a game called participology as a mechanism to facilitate debate at a recent event held with stakeholders in the food industry to discuss some of the findings from the research project on older peop...

July 4, 2016

In this piece, we reflect on hosting an exhibition of research findings from the project on older people's perceptions of Strengths and Vulnerabilities in the UK food system.

After months of planning and preparation, we were proud to have Deputy Mayor of Hatfield, Lynne...

April 12, 2016

In February and March this year, we ran two events targeted at disseminating and publicising our research about older people’s perceptions of the food system to much younger audiences.

The first of these events was as part of a University of Hertfordshire research showc...

February 2, 2016

Hello, my name is Erik Klein Wolterink and I joined the research team as an “Artist Consultant’. Last week I visited the University of Hertfordshire and met all the wonderful people on the research team and talked about the project. In this blog I would like to introdu...

December 17, 2015

In November we blogged about the Meals on Wheels service in Hertfordshire, organised through Hertfordshire Independent Living Services (HILS) and with food supplied from Apetito, one of the largest providers in the sector. As we bustle towards the Christmas holidays it...

November 12, 2015


In our second series of blogs and as part National Meals on Wheels week, Sarah Wren, the Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Independent living services (Formerly Hertfordshire Community Meals,) outlines how its meals on wheels services in Hertfordshire offers and provid...

November 10, 2015

As part of National Meals on Wheels week I was invited to observe one of the meals on wheels deliveries operated by Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), a local social enterprise delivering around 500,000 meals each year across Hertfordshire.


I arrived at t...

September 22, 2015

Recent involvement in two  health and wellbeing festivals in Hertfordshire provides the backdrop of this blog in which I reflect on the experience of promoting research to local communities .


Healthfest Welwyn Garden City (held on 13th June, 2015) and Healthf...

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