Dr Clare Pettinger RD RNutr (Public Health) is a lecturer in Public Health Dietetics in the School of Health Professionals, Plymouth University. Her current research includes the use of creative participatory methods to address food poverty/justice and issues of social sustainability. The ‘Food as a Lifestyle Motivator’ (FLM) project has gained momentum (originally funded by ISSR/IHC but has more recently received funding via a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant. The project has included three successful ESRC Festival of Social Science events in (Nov 2015, 2016, 2017) and produced a short ‘media impact piece’ at the Totnes Transition Town Film festival. Creative collaboration and public engagement are core aspects to the FLM project as it moves forward.