Sugar Smart News

Ben Richardson and Jack Winkler have recently written an article for the Food Research Collaboration about sugar reduction in Post-Brexit UK. The new briefing argues that supply-side policies that reduce the total availability of sugar and raise its price to the food industry have the potential to widen and strengthen the sugar reduction agenda. One of…

All Ways Apples Planning Meeting

By Tess Wilmot On a seasonal note, the weather so far this year is a far cry from that of last February and March. Nature is confused, the blackthorn blossom is already out and the first flowers of our plum tree are blossoming already. In another cycle, we have been working away in the background…

Fairtrade Fortnight

The three day Fairtrade event at The Clipper was a great success. The Co-op and Victoria Road Primary school all got into the spirit of Fairtrade alongside games, quizzes and a special guest, Mr Simeon Green, a banana grower from the Caribbean. Event organiser, Mary Elphinstone said ” .The three days were fun and moderately successful…

Make food your Family Friend

Leading on Promoting healthy and Sustainable food to the public, Tami Skelton shares with us what Food Is Fun have been up to so far this year and what to look out for in the coming months. It’s been an exciting start to the year as we’ve really hit 2019 running. As well as delivering…

Co-operative Councils and Sustainable Food Policy Lab Group

8th March 2019   The Co-operative Council Innovation Network (CCIN) Sustainable Food Policy Lab group’s inaugural face-to-face meeting is taking place at the Soil Association’s Bristol offices today.  Food Plymouth’s Ian Smith is working with colleagues from Oldham, Sandwell, Cardiff and the Sustainable Food Cities Network on this Policy Lab’s development process.  Look out for…

More Sugar Smart Ambassadors for Plymouth!

Plymouth held its fourth round of Sugar Smart Ambassador training on Wednesday 20th February. This session was aimed at well Dietetics and Nutrition students at the University of Plymouth and was very well received. 34 students attended in total and were all engaged in the training and gave positive feedback after the session! If you…

Take Stock Organic Event

Food Plymouth is in conversation with Sarah Jupp of the Soil Association around building a closer collaboration between us.  Sarah is Business Development Manager for the Soil Association’s Foodservice and runs the Organic Served Here award for restaurants and cafes. Together with the Food For Life Served Here Team, Sarah is organising a ‘meet the supplier’ event…

Are you a Community Grower?

Join us at the first of four community skills sharing gatherings  on Sunday 17th March at Devonport Park Activity Centre. Food Plymouth’s Growing Community Abundance project will be celebrating 10 years of creating edible landscapes across Plymouth and creating a new network of community growers. The aim of this Awards for All funded project is to support and enable local community growers…

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Plymouth promotes and delivers great work around sustainability and social justice which clearly sits within the Catering and Procurement theme of our Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) work. Therefore we are happy to bring you the opportunity to join in Fairtrade celebrations and discussions at these upcoming events