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

One Stop Vegan Shop Plymouth Vegan Company Blog

A new Vegan supermarket will be opening its doors in Plymouth on Saturday 2nd March 2019. The outlet, named the Plymouth Vegan Company, will be selling all your favourite vegan snacks, ingredients, cosmetics, cleaning materials and, once they have obtained their licence, alcohol in a couple of months. Owners Jo Lines, Sophie Lines, Chris Harris and…

Pollenize CIC

Pollenize CIC  is a social enterprise increasing Plymouth’s urban biodiversity.  By Matthew Elmes – BSc Environmental Science and Owen Finnie – BA Sociology. We founded Pollenize CIC in March 2018 acknowledging, like many others, the importance of pollinators and their habitats, however both pollinator numbers and habitat coverage have declined rapidly over the years. We believe a mixture…

Food Plymouth – Food Poverty and Diet Related Ill Health lead Dr Clare Pettinger celebrates publishing success

Clare is delighted to have her my co-authored book chapter published this week in the new Critical Dietetics and Critical Nutrition Studies textbook (edited by Prof John Coveney and Dr Sue Booth) #SustainableFoodSystems (Carlsson, Mehta and Pettinger, 2019). This is an international collaboration between a Dietitian in Canada and one in Australia. This chapter critiques the important role that nutrition…

Good News for Food Plymouth

Appointment of new Food Equality Champion  Lisa Howard Following the success of our Food Power bid, and the hard work behind the scenes of the Food Equality alliance steering group (Clare Pettinger, Sarah Ogilvie, Chris Forster, Darin Halifax, Paul Elliot and Brad Pearce), we are very pleased to announce that we have just appointed our…

Livewell Southwest Wellbeing at Work Programme Launch

Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing at Work team and their partner organisations were delighted to welcome over 70 businesses to the launch of their new programme on 12th February at Boringdon Golf Club, Plympton. The event was opened by Livewell Southwest CEO Dr Adam Morris who explained Livewell Southwest’s emphasis on values, quality, skills and outcomes and…