Everyone should have access to healthy, tasty, affordable food which enables them to live an active and healthy life. Our focus will be people who don’t have enough good quality, healthy food and experience what is called food insecurity. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the impact of food insecurity on communities, particularly on children.
Over the next four years we will:
- Enable residents to be able to access to healthy, tasty, affordable food which should also be positive for the environment and the local economy.
- Tackle food insecurity and make sure that vulnerable residents have access to good food.
JSNA - Diet and Nutrition (2015)
- A poor diet is the biggest contributor to the number of years of good health lost due to ill health, disability or early death.
- Good nutrition has a key role to play both in the prevention and management of diet-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes and obesity.
- It is estimated that in Nottinghamshire just over 25% of adults are consuming the recommended 5 or more fruit or veg a day.
Our other priorities
Give every child the best start in life
Improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing
Prevent homelessness and help those who are homeless to have better health outcomes
Help people to stop smoking, as well as encourage others to not start smoking
Reduce the levels of harmful drinking of alcohol in our communities
Prevent domestic abuse and support survivors to rebuild their lives
Support residents to have control and maintain a healthy weight
Improve air quality in Nottinghamshire