Local Member for the Vale of Clwyd, Gareth Davies, praised the Food (Wales) Bill in the Senedd which will provide more people with nutritious food.
In the Senedd Chamber, Gareth said:
''In my constituency, the Vale of Clwyd, we've got two of the most deprived wards in the whole of Wales, in West Rhyl and Upper Denbigh, and I think the scope and the power of this Bill—. When I look at Bills, I always think to myself, 'What does this mean for my constituents, and what does it mean to a member of the public or somebody on the streets?' and I think the scope of this Bill and the research and everything that's gone into it, it has the opportunity to be really felt by everybody, from children to people in care and health and social care settings.''
Additionally, as a former NHS physiotherapist, Gareth was keen to highlight his experiences of working in a sector which this Bill would greatly benefit. Speaking on this, Gareth told the Senedd:
'' I was in physio, working in rehab, I used to think to myself, 'Well, we're expecting patients to be rehabilitated in quite acute settings, and they're not being provided with nutritious food.' And a key part of rehabilitation is that they are nourished to an acceptable standard, because, obviously, with broken bones and with some acute injuries that we can be faced with in hospitals, they need the rehab, but they also need the nutrition to go with that as well.''