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Roundtable discussion held on access to food for students in South African higher tertiary institutions

The event was convened by the Socio-Economic Rights Project (SERP), Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape on 5 October 2017 at the School of Public Health.

Two panel and interactive sessions deliberated on setting the context/ experience sharing, and understanding the issues. Panelists include representatives from Student Representative Council (SRC), School of Public Health (SOPH), Gender Equity Unit (GEU); and Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).

Prof Uta Lehmann delivered a presentation entitled “A practical approach to addressing food insecurity amongst tertiary institution students: The SOPH Example". Uta shared insights on SOPH's breakfast food initiative, and proposed subsidization of student feeding and reintroduction of dining halls.

Follow the conversation on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hashtag/studentacesstofood?src=hash

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