WHAT WE’RE DOING – Sustainability   is   a   very   broad   concept   and   is   about   direction   of   travel   rather   than   reaching   a   specific   destination,   so   no   one   definition   is   ever perfect. In developing their programmes, however, many other sustainable cities  have found it useful to think about food across six areas: 1.   Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public 2.  Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food                      3.  Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects 4.  Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy 5.  Transforming catering and food procurement 6.  Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system.
OUR VISION - We believe that Good Food is vital to the quality of people’s lives in YORK. We   use   Good   Food   to   summarise   the   best   combination   we   can   achieve   of   fresh,   local,   seasonal,   healthy,   delicious,   affordable, sustainable and fairly produced food. This vision covers the 200,000 residents of York and the 8 million visitors to the City every year. We   recognise   that   a   compact   City   like   York   cannot   produce   all   its   food   within   the   city   boundaries.   Luckily,   York   is   at   the   heart   of Yorkshire, the largest County in England, which produces a fantastic range of fresh and processed food and drink. Building   on   York’s   rich   food   history   and   culture,   we   aim   to   celebrate   Good   Local   Food   and   to   bring   individuals   and   organisations together   to   increase   the   demand   for   fresh,   seasonal,   local   and   healthy   food   throughout   the   city.   At   the   same   time,   we   plan   to   work with food growers and producers across Yorkshire to boost the supply of food to meet this demand.
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OUR CHARTER - We believe that the food we eat should be: GOOD   FOR   PEOPLE   -   everyone   should   have   access   to   information,   training   and   resources   that   enable   them   to   grow,   buy,   cook,   and   enjoy healthy food. GOOD   FOR   THE   LOCAL   ECONOMY   -   policy-makers,   local   residents   and   visitors   should   support   and   value   food   enterprises   which   promote local jobs, prosperity and diversity, and treat workers well. GOOD   FOR   THE   PLANET   -   food   should   be   produced,   processed,   distributed   and   disposed   of   in   ways   that   benefit   nature,   protect   plant   and animal welfare and safeguard the future.
DEVELOPING A FOOD ACTION PLAN - A   plan   is   critical   in   helping   make   food   more   of   a   priority   in   York   in   order   to   realise   the   pivotal   role   it   can   play   in   driving   positive   social, economic and environmental change. We are in the process of developing an action plan and consulting with others prior to its implementation.
WHAT WE’RE DOING – Sustainability   is   a   very   broad   concept   and   is   about   direction   of travel    rather    than    reaching    a    specific    destination,    so    no    one definition   is   ever   perfect.   In   developing   their   programmes,   however, many   other   sustainable   cities      have   found   it   useful   to   think   about food across six areas: 1.   Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public 2.        Tackling    food    poverty,    diet-related    ill    health    and    access    to affordable healthy food                      3.        Building    community    food    knowledge,    skills,    resources    and projects 4.  Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy 5.  Transforming catering and food procurement 6.  Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system.
OUR VISION - We   believe   that   Good   Food   is   vital   to   the   quality   of   people’s lives in YORK. We   use   Good   Food   to   summarise   the   best   combination   we can    achieve    of    fresh,    local,    seasonal,    healthy,    delicious, affordable, sustainable and fairly produced food. This   vision   covers   the   200,000   residents   of   York   and   the   8 million visitors to the City every year. We   recognise   that   a   compact   City   like   York   cannot   produce   all its   food   within   the   city   boundaries.   Luckily,   York   is   at   the heart    of    Yorkshire,    the    largest    County    in    England,    which produces   a   fantastic   range   of   fresh   and   processed   food   and drink. Building   on   York’s   rich   food   history   and   culture,   we   aim   to celebrate    Good    Local    Food    and    to    bring    individuals    and organisations   together   to   increase   the   demand   for   fresh, seasonal,   local   and   healthy   food   throughout   the   city.   At   the same    time,    we    plan    to    work    with    food    growers    and producers   across   Yorkshire   to   boost   the   supply   of   food   to meet this demand.
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OUR CHARTER - We believe that the food we eat should be: GOOD   FOR   PEOPLE   -   everyone   should   have   access   to   information, training   and   resources   that   enable   them   to   grow,   buy,   cook,   and enjoy healthy food. GOOD   FOR   THE   LOCAL   ECONOMY   -   policy-makers,   local   residents and    visitors    should    support    and    value    food    enterprises    which promote local jobs, prosperity and diversity, and treat workers well. GOOD   FOR   THE   PLANET   -   food   should   be   produced,   processed, distributed   and   disposed   of   in   ways   that   benefit   nature,   protect plant and animal welfare and safeguard the future.
DEVELOPING A FOOD ACTION PLAN - A   plan   is   critical   in   helping   make   food   more   of   a   priority   in   York   in order   to   realise   the   pivotal   role   it   can   play   in   driving   positive   social, economic and environmental change. We   are   in   the   process   of   developing   an   action   plan   and   consulting with others prior to its implementation.