Nottinghamshire as a Sustainable Food Place
In November 2022, Nottinghamshire became a member of the Sustainable Food Places network joining over 80 other areas across the country in improving their local food system.
Sustainable Food Places is a national programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain. The programme brings together pioneering food partnerships from across the UK that are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food.
As a Sustainable Food Place, Nottinghamshire has access to a wide range of support including regular events and conferences, grant and campaign opportunities, peer-to-peer networking and Sustainable Food Places awards.
Nottinghamshire County Council passed a motion on 20 January 2022 to see nutrition developed as a key part of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022 – 2026. Becoming a member of the Sustainable Food Place network is a milestone in achieving this ambition.
Nottinghamshire Sustainable Food Network will build on the successful work undertaken so far on food insecurity (lack of access to enough affordable, nutritious food) and work with partner organisations to improve the health of local communities. We aim to develop a Good Food Plan for Nottinghamshire and work towards a Sustainable Food Places award to put Nottinghamshire on the Sustainable Food Places map.