The Creating a Healthy Food City forum and Birmingham City Council Public Health are currently in the process of developing a food system strategy and action plan for Birmingham for the next 8 years.
The vision of this strategy is to create a bold, healthy, fair, and sustainable food system, and a prosperous local food economy, where food choices are nutritious, affordable and desirable so all citizens thrive and can achieve their potential for a happy, healthy life.
They are beginning to work on a collaborative action plan to achieve the strategy’s vision– this will be a partnership with actions being owned and achieved across people and organisations in Birmingham. The first stage of this action plan is undertaking workshops with stakeholders across the food system, an exciting first step in beginning to make changes across our food system as it will bring up key actions to be undertaken. One of these workshops is around food transformation, where our ambition is to transform diets and reformulate recipes to contain less fat, salt and sugar, and more sustainable, less processed and a more diverse range of ingredients across the city.
We would love for food businesses with experience of changing their food offer to be more healthy and/or sustainable to join us for this event. If you feel you can make change with regard to the food system in Birmingham, it would be great for you to be involved in the food transformation workshop.
Please email [email protected] if you want to join this virtual meeting. Don’t worry if you can’t attend – there will be other opportunities to contribute to the strategy and action plan.