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Towards a (new) Sheffield Food Strategy Cllr Jack Scott Cabinet Lead for Food and Environment Sheffield Food strategy Consultation Event November 6 th.

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1 Towards a (new) Sheffield Food Strategy Cllr Jack Scott Cabinet Lead for Food and Environment Sheffield Food strategy Consultation Event November 6 th 2013 City Hall

2 Why do we want to refresh our Sheffield Food Strategy now? Things are changing fast in our communities … Food Poverty – appearance of Food Banks in our city People are struggling with cuts to social security High numbers of people who are overweight or obese The 2011 Food Plan was very wide ranging We don’t have the same resources available as in the past (C4L) and cuts in public sector funding We have the right leadership structures in place Fairness Commission

3 Sheffield’s Food Strengths In 2011, a total of 12,574 people were employed in food related industry in Sheffield including training – Low? High? 244,000 visitors attended the Food Festival this year – growth year on year The Moor Market Stalls. 55% food School Food has improved We have many creative people working in small food businesses and a range of community and voluntary sector projects

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6 Sheffield’s Food Weaknesses Over 30,000 people in Sheffield are malnourished It is estimated that approximately 40,000 people in Sheffield are currently experiencing food poverty (Trussell Trust) 58% of Sheffield’s population aged 15+ (271,324 people) is estimated to be overweight or obese Direct cost of treating obesity and its consequences in Sheffield is approximately £11.5 million annually Estimated that the average household in Sheffield wastes £50 of food / month We have 16 food banks and growing …

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8 1.Environmental sustainability 2.Improved health and wellbeing 3.A strong economy A New Food Strategy Our Vision

9 What this really means … 1.Everyone can access, a diverse offer of food that is safe, nutritious & benefits their health 2.We don’t waste food 3.Food plays a key role in strengthening our economy 4.Our local food system is sustainable and the environmental impact of our food production, processing, retail and consumption is minimised 5.Our public sector bodies lead by example through regulation, and sustainable

10 Priorities proposed in the strategy next 2 years 1.Tackle Food Poverty in Sheffield 2.To improve the food offer - implement the ‘Takeaways Toolkit’ in Sheffield 3.Establish a Healthy Eating Campaign & Support Communities to Grow their own Food 4.Boost the role food plays in the local economy 5. Establish an independent Sheffield Food Trust

11 Progress to Date New Food Executive Group set up that reports to the Food & Physical Activity Board and we have begun to draft a strategy We have spoken to some Elected Members We spoke to 90 people at the Sheffield Food Festival September 2013 A questionnaire is to be widely circulated after we do some more work on the strategy after today The Food Bank Network are already working to look at tackling food poverty

12 Key Contacts For making sure things happen! Cllr Jack Scott Cabinet Lead for Food and Environment / Mobile: Dr Jeremy Wight Director of Public Health Jessica Wilson Health Improvement Principal Jill Lancaster Health Improvement Practitioner Graham Moore (Chair Food & Physical Activity Board)


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