Sustainable Food Cities for Herefordshire

Those of you who came along to our July HGN Gathering about local food security will be pleased to see more information here from Kristen Prichard. Kristen works as a Health Improver Practitioner with Herefordshire Council and is currently moving Herefordshire towards a Sustainable Food City (SFC) award.

Across the globe, communities at every scale have recognised the key role food can play in dealing with some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges and are taking a joined up approach to transforming their food culture and food system.

From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems but is also a vital part of the solution.

The Sustainable Food Cities approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses, academics and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.

Kristen is in the initial stages of mapping activity across the county and is really keen to celebrate the great things going on by achieving a SFC award for the county.

Further information can be found here: http://sustainablefoodcities.org/about

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