NORTH WEST FOOD HEALTH ACTION PLAN by xscape

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                                    NORTH WEST FOOD & HEALTH ACTION PLAN
                                       -CONSULTATION RESPONSE FORM-

                Please complete your responses and return by Friday 2nd June to: mjashton@uclan.ac.uk

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     Please note: In the interests of sustainability responses are encouraged via email, if for any reason this is not possible,
      please forward your comments to: Martin Ashton, North West Food & Health Task Force, Lancashire School of Health &
      Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE.

     Please type your responses directly into the relevant boxes of the form and they will expand to fit your text.




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                                               Priority requiring action


                                                                                              Who              Who else     Who else
1)    Promoting sustainable food supply chains, including reconnection of
                                                                                           should lead         should be     can we
      farmers and producers with their markets and a reduction in food miles.
                                                                                             on this?          involved?   influence?
     ? How can we enable and support the agri-food industry in the region to
       identify and exploit opportunities arising from health drivers?




?     How can businesses be encouraged and supported to source their
      products from local farmers, growers and food producers?




?     How can local and seasonal produce be promoted as the prudent choice?




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?   How can consumers be encouraged to support local farmers, growers,
    producers and retailers and request local and seasonal food?




?   Any other issues?




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                                                                                              Who              Who else     Who else
2)   Promoting healthier food in the public and private sector.                            should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                             on this?          involved?   influence?
?    How can the public sector harness its food procurement practices and
     policies to the benefit of the local economy, environment and
     communities?




?    How can employers improve the food they provide for their workforce?




?    How can the public sector improve the food provided to the individuals,
     groups & communities they serve?




?    Any other issues?




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                                                                                              Who              Who else     Who else
3)   Improving access and availability of healthier and appropriate foods.                 should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                             on this?          involved?   influence?
?    How can access to a variety of fruit, vegetables and other healthier foods
     be improved in areas of urban deprivation?



        How can the agri-food industry help with this?




?    How can access to a variety of fruit, vegetables and other healthier foods
     be improved in rural communities?



        How can the agri-food industry help with this?




?    How do we ensure the specific needs of black, minority and ethnic groups
     are met?




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?   How can local and regional community engagement, awareness and
    support be improved?




?   Any other issues?




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                                                                                             Who              Who else     Who else
4)   Focus on infants, children and young people.                                         should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                            on this?          involved?   influence?
?    What measures would lead to an increase in breastfeeding rates in the
     target socio-economic groups?



?    How can better practices in introducing solids (weaning) be promoted and
     supported?



?    How can stakeholders such as health services, local authorities,
     communities and industry support healthy eating activities in schools and
     early years settings?



?    How can healthy eating activities in schools influence                  families,
     communities, early years settings and the wider environment?



?    Any other issues?




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                                                                                              Who              Who else     Who else
5)   Capacity building, training and knowledge transfer.                                   should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                             on this?          involved?   influence?
?    How can nutrition training and capacity building be undertaken effectively
     for all stakeholders to ensure a continuous cycle of improvement?




?    How can knowledge transfer best be facilitated along the food supply
     chain and between stakeholders?




?    How can we build workforce capacity at community level?




?    Any other issues?




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                                                                                             Who              Who else     Who else
6)   Research, Development and Impact Assessment.                                         should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                            on this?          involved?   influence?
?    What baseline data for food and health exists and what is required?




?    What data is required to define and assess the nature and benefits of
     interventions?




?    How can research needs be identified and taken forward?




?    How can we strengthen evaluation to develop an evidence base to support
     nutrition activities?




?    Any other issues?




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                                                                                           Who              Who else     Who else
7)   Consumer education.                                                                should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                          on this?          involved?   influence?
?    How can consumers best be educated and supported to make informed
     choices regarding nutrition and food ethics?




?    How can we regionalise national messages to influence people’s choices
     and who should be targeted?




?    Any other issues?




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                                                                                             Who              Who else     Who else
8)   Other issues/omissions.                                                              should lead         should be     can we
                                                                                            on this?          involved?   influence?
e.g. a) Aging NW population
?    The NW has an aging population; how can we ensure the dietary needs of
     older people are met now and in the future?




e.g. b) Ensuring food safety
?    What elements of food safety should be involved in this plan?




?    Most food borne illness is contracted in homes or small business
     establishments; therefore improvements in this area may lead to the
     biggest gains. How could this be undertaken?




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                                                        Section 2

?   Do you agree with the objectives and priorities outlined in this Action Plan? If not please state reasons / list
    alternatives?




?   Would you like to be involved in the delivery of this Action Plan?




?   Do you have any further comments on the Action Plan or consultation process?




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