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Sustainable Food Guide


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Take a quick bite of our Sustainable Food Awareness Programme

Sustainable Food - Learning and Skills
Sustainable Food Skills.
The government launched its Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative, for public sector to use their purchasing power to provide healthier food in all sorts of environmentally & socially friendly ways. DEFRA's Catering Services Food Procurement Toolkit, Toolkit Checklist, Action Plan,Analysis 2007.

Kings Fund work with NHS has best developed model for articulating the necessary skills and "jobs to be done". This is the start for what learning and skills are required.

Promoting Sustainable Food is a new (2008) Unit at Level 2 (for Level 3 & 4 personnel), in vocational qualification Developing Environmental Awareness from Open College North West.

Sustainable Food Production Standards. Improve SSC are consulting (Feb 09) about National Occupational Standards (NOSs), which "can be applied to provide the specialist knowledge and skills needed by people who are responsible for developing and supporting sustainability in a food environment at a strategic, management and operative level".

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Developing new skills in food sector

Level 1 Eat Clever - Food & Lifestyles Toolkit awarded by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Foundation (and level 2 Intermediate) Certificate in Basic Food Hygiene awarded by Royal Institute of Public Health

E-learning support for level 1 programme from esky (demo) and Virtual College

Providing a Healthier School Meals Service ncfe

Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition & Health (pdf) awarded by Royal Institute of Public Health

Other developments

Following (Sir) Jamie Oliver's campaign, there is UNISON Support for VQ for caterers promoting healthier food in schools.

The Children's Food Bill wants to "Teach Cooking and Health Food Skills" and particularly (Para 5 of Bill)

Food Standards Agency opens consultation (May 2007) on Food Competency Framework - food skills and knowledge for young people.

Welsh Assembly "Quality of Food" p41

FSA Food Competency framework: food skills and knowledge for children and young people aged 7-9, 11-12, 14 and 16+

London Centre of Excellence Training in Sustainable Procurment including Meals on Wheeels

OCN Healthy Eating and Running a Cookery Club..

Government announced in January 2008 that they plan to reintroduce compulsory cookery lessons for secondary school pupils. More at Childrens Food Campaign Teaching Food Skills

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