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Food, Health and Wellbeing - Building a sustainable food movement in Northe...

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Northern Ireland Assembly

Belfast

BT4 3XX

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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.

There is growing interest across the region in this joined up approach. This event will explore what's needed to build a good food movement across Northern Ireland, featuring our best practice initiatives across Sustainable Food Cities six themes;

1. Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public

2. Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food

3. Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects

4. Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy

5. Transforming catering and food procurement

6. Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system.

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Elected members, council, public sector and public health officers and partner agencies are invited to this free event to learn more about the benefits of building a sustainable food system that will contribute to a sustainable, prosperous and resilient society.

The event will highlight practical ways that local authorities and their partners can work together to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues.



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