Newcastle Good Food Plan 2018, Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

City/Town/Village: Newcastle
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: Tyne and Wear
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City
Population: 268,064
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): Newcastle City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Food Newcastle Partnership
Supporting Entity: Food Newcastle
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
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Policy Outcome:

This plan represents a sustainable approach to food systems in the city of Newcastle. Currently, Newcastle is facing challenges in rising obesity rates, food poverty, health inequalities, as well as climate-related impacts on food production and distribution, and economic-related challenges for local food businesses. Utilizing significant input from local stakeholders, this policy outlines five proposed priority areas for action, and utilizes six key issues to guide the report. The issues include: (i) reducing diet-related ill health and increasing access to food; (ii) ensuring good food for all (tackling food poverty); (iii) building community food knowledge, skills, sources and projects; (v) strengthening the local sustainable food economy; (vi) transforming catering and food procurement; and (vii) increasing environmental sustainability throughout the food system. Each issue is supplemented with specific action items, as well as potential opportunities that can be acted upon in the local context. In addition, the plan includes examples of current good food practices in the United Kingdom (at local, regional, and national levels), to provide concrete examples of how Newcastle’s current challenges may be addressed.

Policy Keywords: citizen participation; climate change; economic development; food access; food culture; food procurement; food system; food waste diversion; health; local food; local food economy; obesity; sustainability; sustainability development