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Unpack the hidden power of your breakfast

November 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Why attend?

Join us with your favourite breakfast as we explore the global aspect and connections of food across our planet. There are many aspects of the food we eat every day that we have yet to discover. This workshop will begin to open this discovery of food being a resource that is at risk due to climate change, who benefits from the food we eat, and how we can be powerful with the choices we make when buying our food.

We would like to hear what you learned from participating on the livestream and in the workshop and what thoughts and ideas you would like to share.

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Who’s speaking on the day?


Sophie Healy-Thow is a youth activist who promotes Food Security and Gender Equality. She is a Lead Group Member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) and serves on the Board of the leading international charity ActionAid UK. She is a regular speaker and panellist at international conferences and events. Sophie is one of the 10 women leaders featured in the Disney book; Choose to Matter by ESPN presenter Julie Foudy which encourages young women to find the leader within. In 2014 She was named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential teens. Sophie studies International Development and Food Policy at University College Cork.


Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair (Rachel) is the Head of International Advocacy at Concern Worldwide. Réiseal works with a small team of advocates in Ireland, UK, US and with colleagues working in Concern’s 24 country programmes. Concern is committed to addressing hunger and extreme poverty.

Prior to returning to Concern in 2018, Réiseal worked with Trocaire as Humanitarian Policy Adviser after returning to Ireland after 16 years working with Concern and Save the Children in a variety of countries and contexts covering community development and youth engagement, and humanitarian work.

A vegetarian from aged 17 (that’s 31 years – my children like to add every time), I am very interested in what we eat, the assumptions and choices we make about food and how we need to think about food in order to acknowledge and act on the growing levels of global hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and the centrality of food in conflict and displacement around the world.


300 participants


Free of charge


1 hour


  • young people, youth workers, youth work sector, development sector, policy


November 27, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT
Event Category:


National Youth Council of Ireland


Online (Zoom)
Ireland + Google Map
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