Brighton and Hove Food Strategy Action Plan 2018-2023, Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom

City/Town/Village: Brighton and Hove
County/Province/District (Name of): East Sussex
Sub-national State: South East Region
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: Municipality
Population: 273,369
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2018
Adopting Government Department(s): Brighton & Hove City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
Supporting Entity: Brighton & Hove Connected: Local Strategic Partnership; Health & Wellbeing Board
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: £286,013 over 48 months
Funding Sources: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Policy Links: – Web
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1
Policy Outcome:

The Brighton and Hove Food Strategy Action Plan, created by the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, is a five-year plan that prescribes action steps for a healthy, environmentally and economically conscious, and fair food system. The plan aims to champion healthy and sustainable food, improve security in both urban and rural production, support diverse communities, "take a preventative 'upstream' approach" to food poverty and access, switch from a 'food waste' to 'food use' city, and ensure the incorporation of an equitable food system in future planning and policy. The projected outcomes of these aims are improved health and diets, collective action in addressing issues in the food system, a self-sufficient and diverse food sector and economy, less food waste, and "food at the heart of planning, policy, and public service."

Policy Keywords: buy local; development; education; food access; food action plan; food bank; food behavior; food policy; food poverty; food recovery; health policy; local food economy; nutrition; waste management