Grassroots organisations, youth groups, communities of faith, public
institutions and private organisations were invited to collaborate on
idea development and implementation. The response to the challenge was
exceptional, and submissions came in from around the world. The
winners are now eligible for a grant of up to USD 100,000 to pilot
The winners are:
1. Tailored Food, Global South
Tailored Food is an organisation that researches, develops,
launches, and scales nutritious and affordable food products for
families living in extreme poverty. Ingredients are sourced from
smallholder farmers, local entrepreneurs drive production, and
guerrilla marketing campaigns leverage local influencers such as
comedians and hip-hop stars to generate excitement around nutritious,
2. Food from the Block, Portugal
Food from the Block is a community programme that aims to rebuild a
healthy relationship with food by amplifying connection, empowerment,
knowledge, and inspiration to vulnerable communities in Lisbon.
LocalsApproach, the organisation behind this initiative, is a
non-profit that develops participatory processes that engage
communities to become active drivers of local development and enable
them to transform their neighbourhoods on their terms.
3. Healthy Schools, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Futures, Cambodia
This initiative is driven by Hellen Keller International and will
create a healthier food environment inside primary schools in
Cambodia. Using principles of human-centred design, the organisation
will invite students, parents, educators, vendors, local leaders and
officials from the provincial health and education departments to
analyse the problem of unhealthy school environments and co-create
mutually acceptable interventions to pilot in three schools in rural
and city outskirt areas around Phnom Penh.
Well done to all involved!
The challenge received more than 100 submissions from around the
globe. An expert panel including specialists in nutrition, community
engagement, food and climate, food systems, obesity and social
determinants of health selected the winners.
The winning projects all had feasible and scalable ideas that could
address health inequality and create more sustainable food
environments for communities that are disproportionately at risk.
Don’t miss it! You are invited to a special webinar on 24
November 15:00 – 16:15 (CET) to meet the winners and hear more about
their inspiring projects. Register here
You can read more about the Healthy Food Challenge here.