‘Working out’ the National Obesity Strategy

The National Obesity Strategy was launched on 27 July to tackle one of the largest long-term health challenges in the UK: nearly two-thirds of adults are above a healthy weight as are one in three children leaving primary school. The Government’s main measures area: A campaign to get overweight people to reduce their weight usingContinue reading “‘Working out’ the National Obesity Strategy”

First National Food Strategy in the UK for 70 years

A full National Food Strategy was to be published Henry Dimbleby and his team in June. But Covid 19 has changed both its timing and content. The new ‘Part One’ Food Strategy was launched on 29 July: the Lincoln Food Partnership was invited to the launch as a consultee to the report.  The Strategy addresses twoContinue reading “First National Food Strategy in the UK for 70 years”

Should the public sector buy local food?

The Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board (a mouthful in itself!) has the aim to divert a third of all public sector spending on food and drink, to fresh local produce from sustainable local SMEs producers. It seeks to achieve this within three years. It is a Board not without influence: it contains members fromContinue reading “Should the public sector buy local food?”

The Small Food Bakery, Nottingham #FoodTalks

It’s not about them and us; it’s about everyone supporting each other. Let’s stop talking about “supporting local” as if it’s shoppers doing a favour, and be more aware of our shared, co-operative endeavours.

Kimberley Bell from the Small Food Bakery contributes to #FoodTalks discussion, hosted by the Food Ethcis Council.