Middlesbrough Food Action Plan 2020-22, Middlesbrough, England, UK

City/Town/Village: Middlesbrough
County/Province/District (Name of): North Yorkshire
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Urban
Level of Government: Municipality; Town
Population: 140,398
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2020
Adopting Government Department(s): Middlesbrough Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Middlesbrough Environment City
Supporting Entity: The Middlesbrough Food Partnership
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original
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Policy Outcome:

To address the broader challenges of sustainable food and food security, The Middlesbrough Food Partnership released the Food Action Plan 2020-22 to promote sustainability within the food system. The plan has been divided into three broad sectors of business, people, and environment. In the business sector, the plan aims to support local businesses and settings to provide healthy and sustainable food to the local population, encourage healthy eating, and protect the environment. In the people sector, its goal is to inspire and enable local food culture so residents can buy, grow, produce, and cook affordable, healthy, and sustainable food. In the environment sector, it aims to help residents and businesses minimize, recycle, and compost food waste, to increase local food sustainability, and reduce the regional food system’s environmental impact. As part of the action plan, there exists a food charter that individuals and organizations can sign to pledge their support.

Policy Keywords: buy local; charter; community food system; composting; environmental protection; food access; food action plan; food charter; food production; food security; food system approach; food waste education; grown local; healthy food; local food; local production; recycling; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; waste management