Fife Diet - Robin Gourlay
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Robin Gourlay Scottish Government Food & Drink Division& East Ayrshire CouncilIs Food that our children eat in schools part of a healthier more sustainable food culture? FIFE DIET MANIFESTO 2012
Fife Diet ManifestoWelcomed with Cross Party Support!MOTION DEBATED 13/09/12That the Parliament welcomes the new Fife Diet Manifesto that Scotlands food and drink policy is not only about export growth but also about nutrition and health indications across Scotlandvalues the work of Fife Dietin raising the debate about how Scotland achieves collaborative gains between community, food and health, affordability and sustainability.
Top 3 FoodserviceChallenges
SUSTAINABILITY & PUBLIC FOODHow much does it matter?
THE FORESIGHT REPORT - GLOBAL FOOD AND FARMING FUTURESPROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE AND THE CHALLENGES FOR POLICY MAKERSThe global economic crisis, predictions on climate change, competition for foodthe developing obesity problem, foodwaste issues - all sharpen the need for a food system that supports better public health, upholds food security and environmental sustainability
SCOTLANDS NATIONAL FOOD AND DRINK POLICYHEALTHEDUCATIONECONOMYENVIRONMENTACCESSSECURITYPUBLIC FOOD
*The strategy is to join up the food agenda with what makes sense in others agendas too
That Food and Drink is central to Scotlands Economy, Society, and Environment
Public Sector Food Procurement Walking the Talk
Terms of ReferenceHelping public sector food procurement in Scotland become an exemplar for sustainable economic growth in terms of quality, health and wellbeing, affordability and sustainability.Key ObjectivesSustainable Food Procurement That Public Sector Organisations should use the public pound to achieve social economic and environmental wins a multiple dividend.
Promote Increased understanding In the public sector of Scottish Government policies and their impact on food procurement including in the delivery of catering services.
Awareness of Scotlands Food ProducersOf opportunities to do business and public procurement requirements.
Direction of TravelPROCUREMENT REFORM BILL
VALUING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT REQUIRES
Large national contracts by sector; Food products bundled together; SMEs advantages v UK Foodservice Distributors;Commitment to Sustainability Objectives unclear;SMEs do not view public procurement in esteem; There are easier market opportunities for SMEs;Public Contracts seen as low margin and bureaucraticPublic budgets for food and drink are a low priority;SMEs that lack scale, resources, distribution capacity competitive pricing, accreditations and ambition.Local and seasonal menus v more of the same
CURRENT LANDSCAPE BUT CHANGING
Increased awareness of Sustainable Procurement, more realismIncreased awareness of what sustainable food means;Building awareness of sustainability in contracts; Catering for Change Guidance for the Public Sector;Published guidance for SMEs;Improved working with Enterprise Agencies and Industry Many more Meet The Buyer events & communicationContracts being unbundled into smaller product and geographic lotsPresentations, case studies and accountabilityFree Public Contracts Scotland portal Research & Regional Cross Sector Collaboration?
Catering for Change
Buying food sustainablyin the public sector
The results from these interviews show a commonality in their views on major subject such as sustainability, the use of the recent Catering for Change document, as well as their approach to encouraging and working with ScottishSME businesses to help them participate and succeed in winning contracts to supply food and drink across theScottish public sector2012 REVIEW OF PUBLIC FOOD EXPENDITURE
LOCAL AUTHORITY EXPENDITURE
FOR OVERALL PUBLIC FOOD EXPENDITUREScottish based suppliers represent 77% of the total and account for 50.5% of the sales. Large national contracts with grocery suppliers such as 3663, Apetito and Brakes account for 39% of all purchases.Local authority spend by category of provision (Source: SPIH)
2007-8 129M 2012 REVIEW OF PUBLIC FOOD EXPENDITURE
SUSTAINBLE PUBLIC FOOD What levers are necessary?
Whole life costing taking account of health, economic and environmental benefits when awarding food and catering service contracts;
The adoption of sustainable food procurement as a corporate objective for all public sector organisations;
Awareness of the origin of food supplied through public sector contracts including how much is produced in Scotland;
National Food Standards for public bodies?;
Development of appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise for producers and suppliers to access and deliver to public sector tenders.
Is it a Marginal Service?If food in schools, hospitals etc is viewed in narrow commercial terms then the service it May well decline under financial pressure.
A Strategically Important ServiceIf it is re-valued for what it can achieve in terms of wider economic, social, health, educational and environmental value it becomes strategically important.
SCHOOLS ( HEALTH PROMOTION & NUTRITION) ACT 2007HUNGRY for SUCCESS - A Whole School Approach to School meals
SCOTLANDS SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT BILLA Duty on Public Bodies from 2013?
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON FOOD PROCUREMENTCatering for ChangeBuying food sustainably in the Public Sector
THE OBESITY STRATEGY & DIETARY GOALS Development of Public Health Policy
THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT & PUBLIC BODIES DUTIES GUIDANCEScotlands Sustainable Development Strategy
THE POWER of WELL BEING & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BILLA Creative Approach Benefit the Community
COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS & PLANNINGA local focus on Health, Education, Economic Development and Environment
Food in SchoolsLEGISLATION AND POLICY
SCOTLANDS SCHOOL MEALS SUMMARISEDWhole School Approach for Health PromotionStatutory Food and Nutrition StandardsStatutory requirement to consider sustainable developmentCatering Services are mostly provided in-house by Local AuthoritiesA duty to promote the Uptake of meals Eliminate stigma
Meals are supported financially by GovernmentMeal selling price ca. 2.00Food cost ca. 1Full economic cost ca. 3Free meal entitlement ca. 20%Overall uptake Free and Paid meals uptake 48%No ConfectionaryFood contracts are purchased by competitive tender
Parent/Student InvolvementBrought the characters to lifeDrama Classes
*EAST AYSHIRE MARKETING PLANLINKING LOCAL PRODUCERS, SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY
ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE SCHOOL FOOD SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD MORGAN& SONNINOOTHER INNOVATIONS
EAST AYRSHIRE SCHOOL FOOD30% Organic50% Local Produce 75% Unprocessed
It provides a Framework For Systemic Change & Enhanced Reputation
What should interest local authorities? Carbon Reduction
What should interest local authorities? SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT STUDY
1 expenditureby the Local Authority benefits the economy by 3
MEASURINGFood for Life School Meals in East AyrshireHealth outcomesEconomic outcomesEnvironmental outcomesOther outcomes
What else should interest local authorities? CORPORATE REPUTATION
School food is a highly visibleLocal Authority service.PARENT SURVEY 95% keeps money in the community80% better for the environment77% a good use of the public purse
School Food is a Litmus Test for our commitment to Sustainable Development!
Final ThoughtGovernments come and go.The Fife Diet Manifesto is needed and here to stay
Robin GourlayThe Scottish Government and East Ayrshire Councile:[email protected] t: 0300 244 9283
values *Sustainable Economic Growth of the food and drink industry
Food Education - supporting consumers & the food industry
Celebrating Scotland's Reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.
Getting Public Sector Catering in order.
Food Access, Affordability, and Security
*THERE IS A MULTIPLE DIVIDEND IT IS IN THE VANGUARD FOOD IS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE AND UNDERSTANDING - OF SUSTAIANBLE DEVLOPMENT
A WIN WIN WIN FOR THE ECOMOMY, THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING*Here are some of our sattelite service pointsIn order to create student and parent awareness we introduced drama classes with the help of our colleagues in arts development. This resulted in a DVD of the GO FRESH GANG. Having a tug of war with. THE JUNK FOOD HOODIES being made and sent to 25,000 homes throughout South Lanarkshire.**