Tag - food sustainability
Linda Hindle‘s presentation at the Birmingham Sustainability Forum was about tackling childhood obesity – incredibly, one in four children in Birmingham are obese by the time they leave primary school.
- making sure Birmingham’s environment encourages participation in physical activity and enjoyment of healthy food
- changing behaviour so that children make the choice to be more active and eat healthy foods
- Birmingham families should have access to local opportunities for physical activity and healthy food
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Adrian Morley gave a presentation at the Birmingham Sustainability Forum about the Food-Smart City Project. You can read the full presentation above – in it, Adrian talks about what a food-smart city is and the goals of the project. It aims to forge relationships between West Midlands universities in support of “economic, social and cultural well-being.”
The presentation covers a lot of interesting points, including the key considerations and aims which factored into its development. But the priorities are particularly worth noting:
- teach children where food comes from, how to grow/cook food, and what healthy diet consists of
- make sure every adult can cook a healthy meal which is quick, low-cost and tasty
- tackle barriers to healthy eating especially for people on low incomes
- halt childhood obesity
- radically reduce food waste
- encourage participation in individual and community growing projects
- ensure institutions and businesses serve healthy food to staff and customers
- encourage entrepreneurs to get involved in the local food industry
Continue reading “Roger Harmer on the development of a Birmingham Food Charter, at Birmingham Sustainability Forum”
Here’s my selection of seven great blogposts so far today:
- Ruscombebegreen.blogspot.com, a Stroud-based blog by Philip Booth. He writes about their Edible Open Gardens project. Includes some brilliant videos too.
- Nextstarfish.com written by Steve Moreby, an environmental scientist in the Forest of Dean, writes food doesn’t just connnect us — it also divides us.
- Seeking Praxis: Lorna Prescott writes a moving, informative blogpost about child poverty in Dudley.
- Helpgov.wordpress.com: Roger White writes about Vegan, vegetarian, meat eater — some Blog Action Day thoughts.
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The New Optimists Forum is a gathering of scientists and others to discuss possible futures for Birmingham. For the first Forum series of events (2011-12), the theme is Food & Cities.
The first event is on 2nd November, beginning at 1800 GMT. Scientists from different disciplines, all based in the region, will be talking about food and food issues with their eye on 2050 here in this city.
Continue reading “Birmingham (UK) & its food supplies 2050 on #BAD11”