A new partnership has formed to find ways of offer nutritious safe and affordable food to all residents in the city of Brighton & Hove.
The Partnership, initiated by the Brighton & Hove Sustainability Commission and the Primary Care Trust, is all about getting better access to good quality local food, and everyone, from schoolchildren to farmers, restaurateurs and local food producers are being invited to get involved.
The Partnership will be closely linked to the Healthy City initiative and will work through the local Strategic Partnership to promote good local food. It will focus on concerns about obesity (22% of British children are now considered to be obese), and the strong links between diet and life threatening illness. Recent figures show that diet accounts for 30% of the risk factors for heart disease and cancer.
For more information about the partnership contact Francesca.Iliffe@brighton-hove.gov.uk or to contribute to the strategy, contact Food Matters on 766675 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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