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Birmingham Food Council: Presentation to the Sustainability Forum on 17th September 2013

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Kate Cooper's presentation about the new Birmingham Food Council to the Sustainability Forum at the Council House on 17th September 2013

Kate Cooper's presentation about the new Birmingham Food Council to the Sustainability Forum at the Council House on 17th September 2013

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  • 1. Birmingham Sustainability Forum Kate Cooper 17th September 2013
  • 2. birmingham food council Birmingham Sustainability Forum Kate Cooper 17th September 2013
  • 3. The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities
  • 4. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities
  • 5. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens
  • 6. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy
  • 7. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy 4 Global food security
  • 8. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities
  • 9. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities We aim for Birmingham to be renown as a city whose children eat well. To that end: a) We will ensure all Birmingham children leave school with a good knowledge of where food comes from, what a healthy diet is, can prepare a variety of healthy meals and have experience of growing fruit and vegetables. b) We will take action to halt the growth in childhood obesity, and then reduce it.
  • 10. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens
  • 11. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens Recognising we are what we eat, and that eating is ‘social glue’, we will a) Increase food skills and knowledge so that every adult in Birmingham can prepare a variety of healthy meals that are quick to make for themselves and others, low cost and tasty. b) Tackle barriers to healthy eating faced by those on low incomes. c) Ensure serving healthy meals to staff and customers is a key priority for all public institutions and businesses. d) Encourage greater participation in individual and community food growing projects.
  • 12. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy
  • 13. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy a) We will encourage entrepreneurial engagement in the local food industry as a source of employment and as a marketing asset for the city.
  • 14. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy 4 Global food security
  • 15. 1 Our children The Birmingham Food Charter: Priorities 2 The fitness, health & happiness of all citizens 3 Food & the city’s economy 4 Global food security a) In achieving the priorities above, we will promote sustainable food provenance. b) We will also work towards a radical reduction in the level of food waste along the food chain from growers and producers through to wholesalers, retailers and consumers.
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  • 19. birmingham food council good governance, independence, intellectual curiosity, civic responsibility
  • 20. birmingham food council Birmingham . . . a city whose children eat well good governance, independence, intellectual curiosity, civic responsibility
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  • 22. birmingham food council legal entity annual report task groups Board & AGM annual lecture an advisory group IP governance review partners, sponsors
  • 23. birmingham food council legal entity annual report task groups Board & AGM annual lecture an advisory group IP governance review partners, sponsors BOARD MEMBERS 12 invited Members to include an independent Chair. Other Board Members from: ➡ The food supply chain (farming, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retail) ➡ NHS/Public Health ➡ Catering ➡ Pre-school/school education ➡ Regional universities and/or a Medical School ➡ SME/social enterprise food business ➡ Community food growing
  • 24. birmingham food council