Bristol has secured its place as a Gold Sustainable Food City – an incredible achievement that we can all be proud of. But there is still so much more to be done as we recover from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, and as we look ahead to 2030 and the future of food in our city. The need for a resilient, active and collaborative food community has never been greater.
You can continue to explore the original Bristol Going for Gold themes, and register and log your actions, knowing that every action you take will continue to transform food in our city.
We also invite you to take a look at the Bristol Bites Back Better actions, and to share how you are helping Bristol to #BiteBackBetter from the pandemic on social media.
Finally, we’d love to hear from you and your community about the changes you’d like to see for food in Bristol by 2030, helping to shape the future of food in Bristol for the next decade – Join the Conversation here.
Changes to our eating habits in the last 50 years have brought amazing variety and convenience, but at what cost?
Clever advertising and promotion of packaged and processed snacks, confectionery, sugary drinks, and the availability of ready meals have made these items seem like the best option. Healthy food is now seen as an exclusive—even weird—alternative, out of most people’s reach. This shift has caused a devastating epidemic of childhood obesity, and a doubling in rates of type 2 diabetes, affecting up to 10% of adults in some areas of the UK.
But there is a another way: by changing our approach to everyday eating, we can again make cooking from scratch, using fresh seasonal ingredients, an enjoyable part of family and community life. Cooking and eating together isn’t just healthy, delicious and sociable: choosing fresh, wholesome produce from ethical suppliers is good for workers’ rights, local businesses, animal welfare, thriving wildlife and a healthy planet.
Whether you’re at home or out and about, there are lots of things you can do to be part of the solution and make eating better the norm in Bristol. Click each link below to discover what you can do, and earn a badge for each action you take. Share your activity and your own ideas on social media: post or tweet using the hashtags #goingforgoldbristol and #G4Geatingbetter. Don’t forget to update your actions in your dashboard as you make progress.