Sharon Noonan Gunning PhD, RD

Policy research,
Dietetic practice,
Activism

Covid-19: ‘windows of opportunity’ for a neoliberal pandemic

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), used the phrase “window of opportunity” to describe the international community’s response to Coronavirus. As global fear about the unknown consequences has spread, we’ve seen stock markets take even deeper falls than during the 2008 financial crisis.  Some companies are hit by crisis, while …

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General election and food inequalities: Changing the narrative from charity to a political project – Getting organised!

Ten million voted for the Corbyn and McDonnell project. The vast majority of young people voted for progressive policies that focus on tackling inequalities, including inequalities in child health, through providing social rights that would reduce food poverty, halve food banks in one year and introduce universal free school meals (primary age). And, this to …

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What’s the problem ‘obesity’ or inequalities?

Weight bias in the UK is rife. It has become part of a hostile environment of stigmatisations and discriminations that promotes social divisions and allows inequalities to flourish. Creating social hostility towards specific groups of people can be due to political decisions or unintended consequences of policy. Social issues can become politicised in order to …

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