Agenda item

Food Strategy

Report of the Director of Public Health



The Health Improvement Principal, Jessica Wilson submitted a report concerning Fairer, Healthier, Greener – A Food Strategy for Sheffield.




A new food strategy for Sheffield had been produced.  It focussed on addressing the threats to people’s ability to access food that supported their own health and wellbeing and the health of our planet.  These included having enough money to buy nutritious food, living, and working environments that supported healthy and sustainable food choices, and a more localised and resilient food system.




The emphasis was on the levers that the council and its partners had to bring about for system change, such as through the food we purchased at scale or that it sold within its venues, such as schools. 




The Council would implement its own commitments as outlined in the strategy and Health and Wellbeing partners should consider the role they play.




In light of the new strategy and due to some existing contracts coming to an end the council would review the initiatives it funds that focussed on improving nutrition and/or preventing obesity.  It was advised that a new commissioning model would be developed during 2023.




The Board felt that the strategy was really clear and ambitious and were really glad that this was coming though.  The Board were happy to endorse and recommend to Strategy and Resources Policy Committee.




The Health and Wellbeing Board:


·       endorses the Fairer, Healthier, Greener – A Food Strategy for Sheffield and agree the formal approval routes within respective organisations and or develop organisation specific food action plans using the framework that is Fairer, Healthier and Greener.


·       agrees that the Health and Wellbeing Board member organisations undertake a review of existing policy and activity that relates to paragraphs 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.3 and 8.4 of the report. 


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