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How Environmental Health Services can better support the Local Food Economy
Tue 25 April 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 BST
This Workshop is available free of charge to delegates who register and are allocated a place. The aim is to explore ways that local authority environmental health services and environmental health professionals can support local food businesses and engage with local food partnerships to promote public health, wellbeing, healthy eating, environmental and economic benefits to local communities. Opportunities to respond to food poverty and household food insecurity concerns through partnership will be addressed.
A series of brief presentations will provide an overview of the opportunities and issues facing the region, to be followed by workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two of the three following workshops:
- Working with Businesses - the ‘Better Business for All’ initiative and the role of regulatory staff in providing advice and support to help businesses prosper
- Food Partnerships - what works, how to set and manage priorities, how problems can be overcome and how such partnerships can develop
- Local and sustainable food procurement - exploring the wider benefits of local food procurement and how to promote it
The workshop is hosted by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the North East Public Protection Partnership and Middlesbrough Environment City with facilities generously provided by the University of Northumbria.
The workshop is held in the Ellison building and you can a map of the campus below/