Good Food Oxford celebrates another successful year

12 October 2018

Last month, Good Food Oxford held its Annual Celebration, a packed event hosted by Oxford City Council. It celebrated Oxford's SFC Bronze Award received at the Sustainable Food Cities Annual Conference in June 2018, as well as recognised 10 flagship organisations for their Sugar Smart credentials.


The SFC Bronze Award recognised success in six key food issues for over 150 organisations working on these issues in Oxford such as the network of Community Markets, which provide a weekly outlet for farmers and food producers from around Oxford; Oxford Food Bank, which collects good quality fresh food from local supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it for free to over 80 registered charities in the Oxford area, with a value of over £1 million per year; and the Community Action Groups project, a network of over 60 Oxfordshire groups and social enterprises making a difference through food growing, cooking and community eating.

The Annual Celebration was a chance to recognise six organisations for their special achievements against each of the six key issues.

A second part of the evening was dedicated to celebrating ten flagship organisations for their Sugar Smart Oxford credentials, each receiving a 'Golden Teaspoon Award'. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of these, celebrated for its efforts to reduce sugar consumption across its hospitals. 

In accordance with the nationwide SUGAR SMART campaign, the Trust took actions like removing many sugar-sweetened drinks from sale, removing promotions and adverts for unhealthier food and drink options, removing unhealthy items from checkouts, increasing the availability of healthier alternatives, and providing healthier snacking alternatives in hospital vending machines.

Contacts

Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
lballin@soilassociation.org

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association
www.soilassociation.org


Food Matters
www.foodmatters.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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