Making the Health Case for SFC - a tool for Public Health practitioners

03 April 2018

Survey of Public Health professionals shows value of SFC.

As part of our effort to help Network members to ‘make the case’ about the value of their work, we commissioned a study to capture senior public health professionals’ views on their local SFC partnership and programme.

27 interviews were undertaken at the end of 2017 by Sabrina King, a postgraduate student at the University of the West of England. The responses, which are contained in this report, are overwhelmingly positive and suggest that SFC can make a key contribution to achieving public health goals.

This report is a summary of a more detailed study which outlines the survey methodology and includes responses to additional lines of enquiry.

Key findings:

  • 100% of interviewees saw value in having a broad cross-sector food partnership and in taking a holistic approach to food issues.
  • 96% of interviewees found value in having a dedicated local SFC coordinator in place to help coordinate and drive their local programme.
  • 63% of interviewees scored a 4 or 5 (on a scale of 0-5) for the degree to which their local SFC initiative contributed to ‘Improving access to affordable healthy food’.

Download the Summary Report ‘Making the case for a place based systems approach to healthy and sustainable food. Public Health professionals’ assessment of Sustainable Food Cities’.

Download the Full Report.



Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

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

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