Healthy and Sustainable Food Procurement

Public sector organisations across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been working together to explore how they can shift to more healthy and sustainable food procurement.

The way public sector organisations procure food & drink has huge potential to deliver on commitments for healthy and sustainable food, as well as supporting the local economy.

The Healthy and Sustainable Food Procurement Guidance highlights the challenges & opportunities faced by both buyers and producers of food, and makes recommendations for how we can work together to support local food producers.

Public sector organisations in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are already making steps to purchasing more healthy and sustainable food. Watch these videos for a flavour of how organisations are making progress.

Big Fresh Catering Company have reduced their food miles and carbon footprint by switching to local dairy supplier Ty Tanglwyst.

In response to student demand, Cardiff University developed the Green Shoots Café to provide more healthy and sustainable food, with an emphasis on plant-based options.

A steering group at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board have been working together to ensure a healthy and more sustainable retail food offering, with an aim that at least 75% of food is healthy by using the food standard agency’s traffic light labelling