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Altered Eating Altered Meeting

Funded on Spacehive 16 December 2020 Delivered 4 May 2021

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Altered Eating Altered Meeting

Altered Eating CIC By Altered Eating CIC

Covid-19 has resulted in many people living with changed taste and smell, what we call 'altered eating'. We want to develop a space for anyone with altered eating to share their experience.

Whitley Bay Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Dec 2020!

The Altered Eating Mighty Network will be a virtual space for anyone living with a changed relationship with food and eating. We are a network of patients, researchers, health care practitioners, sensory experts and foodies who share a common interest in how to improve life when your eating has changed. The network will be a growing and sharing space, a space for listening and documenting, venting and developing, digesting and rebelling. It will be a learning democracy. Our team have worked alongside patients with cancer, brain injury, sjogren's syndrome, anosmia, parosmia and ‘Long Covid’. We will add more information videos, live-streaming events and information guides as a daily form of support. We will also learn together to co-create resources with our participants. In lock-down we need to grow our network and resources on-line – but when able we will finish our altered eating hub at the Whitley Bay Metro Station.

What we'll deliver:

  • A virtual network
  • 1 video/live stream event or information share per day
  • Moderated discussion forums for specific illnesses led by experts
  • A local referral and support site for people in North Tyneside

Why it's a great idea:

Our aim is to prevent weight gain, loss and malnutrition; improve quality of life and mental health; help manage experience of social isolation and altered intimacy and to broker practical support measures for those living locally.

Steps to get it done:

  • launch of mighty network

Sharing important new understanding of eating with diminished or changed sensory perception Sharing the latest evidence on Covid-19 related altered eating Increasing participation of local chefs/health care workers in supporting others Promoting shared food and eating experiences Advocating for new approaches to altered eating


Location Whitley Bay

About the space

Custom Location


North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,668

Network co-ordination and management - £5,000 (47%)
Flavour masterclass kits - £4,197 (39%)
annual cost of mighty network - £730 (7%)
webinar lighting and microphone - £73 (1%)
Other - £668 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Network co-ordination and management
Flavour masterclass kits
annual cost of mighty network
webinar lighting and microphone
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Run more online classes
  • Extend smell training
  • Pay a co-ordinator for an extended period

Total £10,668

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Our ambition is to link together culinary expertise with health care practitioners and people LIVING with altered eating to create better resources for living and enjoying food. We need more health care experts, culinary superstars to join in!
  • We need dieticians and nutritionists interested in sensory approaches to help us build information resources
  • Great at designing? Help us out with infographics!
  • Skilled in modernist or progressive cuisine? Such skills would be really valuable in helping those with altered sensory perception. We can show you how!

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