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Clacks Good Food

Clacks Good Food is a partnership lead by NHS Forth Valley supported by Clackmannanshire Council and CTSI and its local third sector members to make Clackmannanshire a good food leader region for Scotland. The aim of the partnership is to help local people and food businesses work together to improve the existing food systems and economy so that it is better for the planet, community and local food businesses and producers.
 
In April 2021 there were five community conversations held attended by over 200 people and priorities that came out from those discussions included:

Sustainable Food Places

The Clacks Good Food Partnership has been accepted onto the UK-wide Sustainable Food Places Network, joining cities, towns and places across the UK working towards improving local food systems.

Clacks Good Food Partnership will now be working towards the Bronze level award. To achieve that, the partnership will be rolling out a range of actions around six areas set out by the Award scheme but within the Clackmannanshire area, prioritising on the areas that came out from people through the recent community conversations.

Find out more about the Sustainable Food Places Network here.

Aims for 2022

Improve nutrition of babies, children and families:

  • New dedicated breastfeeding friendly coordinator for Clackmannanshire provided by the Breastfeeding Network – contact Kirstin Worsley at Breastfeeding Network  kirstin.worsley@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk to find out about local volunteers who can help new mums.
  • Outdoor cooking session for families – look out for more information on sessions coming soon for families and get sign up for a food hygiene certificate training if you are economically inactive  at www.pec.scot
  • Young Food Ambassadors – training for young people wanting to champion food and cooking contact Fidelma Guest (NHS Forth Valley) fidelma.guest@nhs.scot to find out more about how to get involved.  
  • REHIS Elementary cooking and Food and Health qualifications– delivered on behalf of NHS Forth Valley by Sauchie Active8 – for more details contact Donna McLean at sauchieactive8@gmail.com

Reducing Food Waste & supporting Climate Challenge work:

  • Look out for training sessions and more information coming soon on how to reduce food waste and help the environment – these will be community based.
  • Get involved in the Clackmannanshire Council consultation on Climate Challenge coming out this summer.
  • Climate Challenge Champion training for young people 16 years and over can be done at the Remakery at Alloa Community Enterprises – six week programme covers upcycling a piece of furniture and includes Climate Challenge Champion training qualification.

Shop Local & support and register for Forth Valley Food & Drink Network:

Creating a Clacks Good Food Charter:

  • Partners, businesses and local third sector groups and residents have created the first Good Food Charter for Clacks setting out a vision to improve food systems and access to good food for communities. It can be downloaded here.

Stay Updated

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Project Lead:
Stuart Guzinski – stuart@forthenvironmentlink.org
Local Clacks Good Food Coordinator & Regional Lead for Sustainable Food Places

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