Tag - sustainable cities
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”
We’ve finished the presentations and broken out into table discussions to talk about the issues mentioned by each of the four speakers:
- Roger Harmer, who drew up the Birmingham Food Charter
- Kate Cooper, chair of the Birmingham Food Council
- Adrian Morley from the Food-Smart City project
- Linda Hindle, Birmingham Public Health Consultant Dietician
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We’ve finished the presentations and broken out into tables discussing the following five themes:
- Securing Birmingham’s food future supply
- Empowered and resilient communities
- A thriving local economy
- Health, well being and learning skills
- Environmental sustainability (reduced eco-footprint)
Continue reading “TNOfood 10th September 2012 table discussion questions”
Clare Devereux is Policy Director at Food Matters in Brighton, “a not-for-profit national food policy and advocacy organisation working to create sustainable and fair food systems.”
Here are notes paraphrased from Clare’s presentation at the New Optimists Food Forum with Birmingham Sustainability Forum, 10th September 2012.
Brighton & Hove – a sustainable food city?
Brighton isn’t the “London by the sea” – it’s a more diverse, economically, community than many people think.
Continue reading “Clare Devereux: What is a sustainable city?”
Jayne Bradley from Edible Eastside spoke tonight at the Birmingham Sustainability Forum. Here are notes paraphrased from Jayne’s presentation.
Edible Eastside’s key focus:
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The New Optimists Forum is a series of conversations among regional scientists and others to generate food security scenarios for Birmingham in 2050.
Here are the list of people engaged on the first event on 2nd November 2011 (in alphabetical order):
Continue reading “New Optimists Forum: Who’s who for the first event on 2nd November”