Seven cities and local authorities are looking to dump junk food adverts or promote healthier ones in an effort to tackle diet related disease in their area. The pledges to act were made by places ranging from Bournemouth & Poole to Glasgow following the Sustainable Food Cities conference, just hours after the launch of the Government’s Obesity Plan. Restricting junk food advertising is one of the headline measures of the Plan, alongside a Government pledge to support local trailblazers taking action to improve children’s health.
Somerset’s first food trail - the culinary equivalent of an art trail - takes place 20 July - 29 July.
A new fund has been launched to tackle the critical issue of veg consumption which is contributing to 20,000 premature deaths every year in the UK.
Sustainable Food Cities have produced a practical guide to ensuring a long term dependable income base.
The next Women’s Environmental Network Forum will discuss the role of women’s empowerment in creating sustainable cities.
Cities are stepping up where the federal government has fallen short. The New Food Economy has published an uplifting article on the local food policy councils which are driving a food revolution in the US.
SFC now has its very own YouTube channel to showcase the people and projects across the UK that are finding practical solutions to providing sustainable food.
Feeding Manchester has published a detailed outline showing what needs to be done for everyone to be able to access sustainable food across the city. It is the culmination of 18 months work from a hundred community groups, small businesses and the public sector.
Sustainable Food Cities are pleased to announce they will be joining forces with the partners behind Peas Please from summer 2018 for the Veg Cities campaign.
The Sustainable Food Cities network have called for more recognition of their work in Government policy making, and have written to George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food asking for a meeting to discuss their work.
Sustainable Food Cities has come of age. Over 30% of food eaten in this country is within places in the network. Justifiably it now wants more recognition, and has written to food and farming Minister to offer its help in the coming turbulence of post Brexit food and farming policy. Ben Reynolds traces this transition of a network finding its voice.
A dental practice in the City of London has joined with Sugar Smart and is launching a 30 day challenege this June to kick the sugar habit and inspire others.
FREE webinar, September 16, about engaging younger people on sustainable food issues and projects. Book now.
The Plunkett Foundation has announced that its ‘Our Urban Shop' programme is open for applications, with a closing date of 18th December 2015.
With cities now being home to more than half of the world's population, 100 cities have signed up to an 'Urban Food Policy Pact', committing to develop sustainable food systems and promote healthy diets for their citizens.
30 towns, cities, boroughs and counties – representing more than 18 million citizens – have signed a declaration calling on Government to address the policy failures that have led to surging numbers of Britons going hungry. The cities warn that local councils cannot solve root causes of food poverty without action from Government to address low wages and problems with the social safety net.
New campaign from Sustainable Food Cities calls for commitment to tackle the problem ‘Beyond the Food Bank’
New data released today by the Trussell Trust shows that more than a million people turned to food banks last year. In response, Sustainable Food Cities are asking people to sign their Food Poverty Declaration, calling for action on low wages and benefits by the new government. Add your name to the organisations, cities and individuals who have already signed up. Sustain is the campaign partner in Sustainable Food Cities.
Brighton & Hove, Cardiff, Plymouth and the London Borough of Lambeth have become the first places in the UK to be awarded Sustainable Food City status, recognising pioneering work promoting healthy and sustainable food. A rapidly growing movement is mobilising people in towns and cities across the UK transforming access to affordable and sustainable food as members of the Sustainable Food Cities Network.
Cardiff are amongst four parts of the UK to receive the status of sustainable food city, with particular credit given to their role in sustainable fish pledges in the city and throughout Welsh hospitals. Sustain are one of the coordinators of the Sustaniable Food Cities network, with Food Matters and Soil Association.
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