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UCC Community Week webinar on topic of Food

As part of UCC Community Week, Cork Food Policy Council, the ERI and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health are hosting a webinar on the all-encompassing topic of:


Food - sustainable food production; access to local produce; promoting healthy eating initiatives in a community setting and the problem of (and some solutions to) food waste.


This free, online event will take place on Tues Oct 12th at 2pm via Zoom and is open to all - within and outside of UCC – please Register Here



Co-chairs: Dr Colin Sage, retired Senior Lecturer, UCC,. and Dr Janas Harrington, Senior Lecturer UCC


Food Growing

  • Community engagement, examples of food growing projects

Finola McCarty – Cork Food Policy Council, Food Growing Coordinator


Access to local food producers and growth of online platforms for food provision

  • Neighbourfood

Jack Crotty co-founder Neighbourfood - Cork


  • Plateforms – online platforms of food provision

Mary McCarthy, Prof Marketing, Cork University Business School UCC


Healthy Eating in the community

  • NiCHE: Cooking and Healthy eating in a community setting

Sarah Carr – Community Health Worker NiCHE


  • The Ballyhoura Community Food Initiative – Healthy Eating Toolbox

Taran Kelly, Ballyhoura Development Officer


  • UCC’s community garden & UCC’s Farm to Fork project

Dr Maria Kirrane, UCC’s Sustainablity Officer


Food waste

  • Food waste - community-led initiatives

Keelin Tobin, Researcher Munster Technical University


  • Working towards carbon neutrality in farming and industry

Dr Richard O’Shea, Lecturer, School of Engineering, UCC