As part of shaping the approach to creating a Healthy Food City in Birmingham, the Public Health Division is looking to commission a series of targeted focus group conversations about food and nutrition with communities that are rarely heard.

The findings from these conversations will help influence the development of the Healthy Food City action plan that is aiming to shape a better food environment for citizens in Birmingham.

They are looking to commission focus groups with the following groups of Birmingham citizens:

a) Homeless people, including rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation
b) Refugee and asylum seekers
c) First generation migrants who moved to Birmingham within the last 5 years
d) Third/Fourth generation children of migrants whose grandparents or great-grand parents moved to Birmingham in the 1950s/60s
e) People with learning difficulties
f) People with physical impairments
g) People with sensory impairments
h) People of working age with mental health conditions
i) People of working age with long term health conditions e.g. diabetes, COPD
j) First/Second Year University students
k) Teenagers (14-18 years)
l) Older adults living in residential or nursing care (over 65 years)
m) Older adults living independently (Over 65 years)
n) Care leavers
o) Pregnant mothers & expectant fathers
p) Young men (18-25 years)
q) Young women (18-25 years)
r) Ethnic minority communities, specifically separate focus groups with the following ethnic groups: Policy and eastern European; Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean; African; South Asian

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Further links:

£300,000 awarded to Birmingham for childhood obesity Trailblazer Programme

Nutrition Smart Cities: ‘Bindi’ Birmingham India Nutrition Initiative