The Tameside Food Partnership was established in 2018. Our vision is to work in partnership with public, private and voluntary sectors and communities in Tameside to create a food environment, system and culture that promotes health, stimulates the local economy, benefits communities and reduces environmental impact.
Our aspiration is that all providers of food maximise the provision of healthy and nutritious unprocessed food such as wholegrains, vegetables and fruit and minimise food high in fat, sugar and salt; all residents have access to affordable healthy food and have the skills and confidence to cook from scratch; no-one goes hungry; food and packaging waste is minimised; and the impact on health and the environment is a primary factor in all food enterprises within the Borough.
The partnership’s six objectives are:
To make the supply and consumption of affordable healthy and sustainable food the norm
To address and reduce food poverty
Promote community food knowledge, skills and resources
Develop a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy
Increase healthy and sustainable catering and procurement
Reduce waste and the ecological footprint of the system.
A strategy will be developed to set out our purpose and goals and intended actions to meet these objectives. The food partnership’s strategy group conducted a consultation in 2018-19 to find out what local people’s views, perceptions and experiences are of food which will help inform the strategy and action plan.
For further information please visit the Tameside Food Partnership’s webpage: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/healthyeatingandnutrition/tfp
[Updated January 2020]