Research regarding the Sugar Tax

Emma Poneskis, a final year Economics student at the University of Plymouth, is currently studying the impact of the 2018 UK Sugar Tax on consumption choices and its consequent impact on NHS costs, as part of a large project. Emma is looking for participants of all ages and backgrounds to complete an online questionnaire which…

News from Sugar Smart Devon

Amazing Ambassadors! Sugar Smart continues to get messages out to the people of Devon thanks to the efforts of our wonderful ambassadors. In recent months Sugar Smart has had a presence at a number of local schools, and staff health and wellbeing events, including Mid Devon District Council and Devon Partnership Trust. Tamara Bennett recently…

STARTING OFF WELL

Livewell Southwest & Plymouth City Council are very excited to announce our upcoming infant feeding and maternal wellbeing event on Tuesday 12th March, Plymouth Guildhall, which includes some very prestigious international speakers. Book your place via https://startingoffwell.eventbrite.co.uk/

All Ways Apples Festival 2018 – Report

The ninth annual All Ways Apples Festival took place on 24th October 2018.   Devonport Guildhall overflowed once again with fruit, creativity and learning opportunities. More than 400 people of all ages and backgrounds came together, shared skills and had fun.   It was interesting that 49% of the visitors came from the local post…

Fairtrade Fortnight

Are you involved with your local church?   Church resources are now available to download from the website including a presentation and sermon notes. Don’t forget to visit the main Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 webpage where digital and press resources and a speaker request form are still available. Stay tuned for more information about the petition, films and MP engagement coming soon.

NFU President Minette Batters in Honiton

30th January 2019 Food Plymouth’s Fairfax Luxmoore and Ian Smith joined farmers and food business people from across the West Country listening to and engaging with NFU President Minette Batters during her recent visit to Honiton.  Minette spoke powerfully on the risks, changes and opportunities facing British farming.  Minette also echoed the views of those of…

Food Power Funding Update

‘Plymouth Food Equality project’  By Dr Clare Pettinger We are very pleased to have received an excellent response to our tender advertisement which called for an individual to catalyse, manage and steer delivery of Plymouth’s Food Equality Alliance action plan. We have shortlisted three candidates who are to be interviewed for the project commission next Wednesday 13th February. The project…

Feeding the City – Ideation Workshop Success

By Zoe Nile This event connects with Food Plymouth’s Sustainable Food Cities Local Food Economy work, discovering budding entrepreneurs with a thirst for improving food provision in Plymouth. In January Food Plymouth joined up with the King’s Cross Impact Hub to deliver a Feeding the City Ideation workshop to aspiring food entrepreneurs and others with…