Healthy and Sustainable Diets

Healthy and sustainable diets for all are a source of well-being, pleasure and satisfaction. Sustainable food is concerned with environmental impact, nutrition, fairness in trade, but also financial and social responsibility.

eatwell-plate-labelCambridge Sustainable Food advocates:

  • Greater consumption of fresh, seasonal, local & organic food
  • Sustainably Sourced Fish
  • High animal welfare or meat-free meals
  • Fairtrade Foods
  • Reduced sugar, salt and fat consumption
  • Cooking from scratch
  • Campaigns which change public behaviour e.g. 5-a-day, Change4Life & Eatwell
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Breastfeeding

We encourage wider availability of affordable healthy and sustainable food through markets and mobile pop-up shops and restaurants, particularly in areas with no existing provision.

We support the work of the following organisations:

  • Food For Life Partnership in Cambridge schools

FFLP enables schools to make really positive changes to their food culture by helping them build a school food group, improving skills of staff through free, curriculum-linked training, providing resources, ideas and 1:1 support to schools and then celebrating achievement together at awards events.

  • logoHealthier Options, working with small and medium-sized food businesses in Cambridgeshire

Healthier Options is a collaborative initiative that wants well priced, healthier food and drink options available to local people when they are eating out. Local food retailers are encouraged to make healthier changes to their menu and food preparation, and to sign up to council commercial food waste collection.