Our ambition is to apply the knowledge, expertise and experience gained from Food Cardiff and stakeholders across the Welsh food chain, to help shape food policy that makes sense across the whole of the food system in Wales; and to the economy, the nation’s health and the environment.
Food Sense Wales was borne out of the work of Food Cardiff, a multi-award winning cross sector food partnership and member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, which aims to make healthy, affordable and sustainable food a defining feature of the city.
Food Sense Wales will:
- Build on the relationships and reputation Food Cardiff established through the development of the School Holiday enrichment programme, with partners such as Welsh Government, the Welsh Local Government Association, Local Authorities and Health Boards to influence change.
- Nurture and develop the Peas Please relationships developed both between national organisations, and within the food system, particularly with some of Wales’ flagship businesses, producers, wholesalers, retailers and caterers. Facilitate impact by linking these networks to emerging policy needs and government levers.
- Extend our reach and develop even stronger links with the business community through Food Cardiff’s Sustainable Food Cities Co-ordinator’s position on the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board.
- Share the expertise of our local level partnership in Cardiff through mentoring Food and Poverty alliances in North, South and mid Wales. Bring together a united voice to help inform sustainable solutions to the challenge of Food Insecurity in Wales.
Food Sense is at the beginning of its journey. We are currently developing our five year plan and would welcome engagement from stakeholders across the food system in Wales.