Food Cardiff has a new co-ordinator!

We are pleased to announce that Food Cardiff has a new Sustainable Food City Co-ordinator; Pearl Costello.

The Sustainable Food City Co-ordinator is responsible for bringing together organisations working on sustainable food projects across the city, to share best practice and work together to transform the city’s food system across 6 key areas:

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Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public

Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food

Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects

Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy

Transforming catering and food procurement

Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system

This work will support Cardiff’s aim to become the first city in Wales and one of the few cities in the UK to achieve the Sustainable Food City Silver Award.

Pearl has previously led award-winning sustainability change programmes with the National Union of Students and the Royal Agricultural University.

Pearl says:

“The fact that Cardiff was one of the first cities to be receive a Sustainable Food Cities award in 2015 highlights the innovative, forward-thinking nature and collective passion of the city to embrace healthy and sustainable food. I’m delighted to join the Food Cardiff team to drive even more positive change.

I’d encourage anybody who has an interest in food to join the partnership and get in touch.”

If your organisation is working on sustainable, ethical food and would like support please contact pearl.costello@wales.nhs.uk.

Katie Palmer is now leading the work of a new organisation called Food Sense Wales. Food Sense Wales aims to help apply the knowledge, expertise and experience gained from Food Cardiff and stakeholders across the Welsh food chain to promote food policy and practice that brings benefits to every part of the food system in Wales.

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