On Wednesday 1st February over 100 West of England representatives including buyers, catering managers, cooks, producers and suppliers from public and private sectors gathered to discuss opportunities for healthy, sustainable and local food procurement. Schools, hospitals, leisure centres, visitor attractions, workplaces and universities were all well represented, with each delegate making pledges to drive interventions for health and sustainability in their organisation.The event was jointly hosted by Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bristol City Council and held at Farrington’s Farm.

The conference featured an impressive line up of speakers including representatives from the Governmental Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, Cardiff University, the Soil Association and the Jamie Oliver Foundation. A packed audience also heard case studies from local organisations who are championing healthy and sustainable food procurement including North Bristol Trust, B&NES Council, the University of the West of England and Bath Spa University. A dozen local producers and suppliers attended the conference and made a pitch to buyers.

Presentations, information and resources from the conference are available in the document section to the right of the page.

Please visit our food procurement webpages for information and advice on how your organisation can support healthy and sustainable food procurement.

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