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DESCRIPTIONRobin Gourlay from Food Solutions
Robin Gourlay Scottish Government Food & Drink Division
& East Ayrshire Council
Is Food that our children eat in schools part of a healthier more sustainable food culture? FIFE DIET MANIFESTO 2012
Fife Diet ManifestoFife Diet ManifestoWelcomed with Cross Party Support!Welcomed with Cross Party Support!
MOTION DEBATED 13/09/12That the Parliament welcomes the new Fife Diet
Manifesto…… that Scotland’s food and drink policy is not only
about export growth but also about nutrition and health indications across Scotland…
…values the work of Fife Diet…in raising the debate about how Scotland achieves collaborative gains
between community, food and health, affordability and sustainability.
Top 3 Top 3 FoodserviceFoodserviceChallengesChallenges
Healthier EatingHealthier Eating
SUSTAINABILITY & PUBLIC FOODSUSTAINABILITY & PUBLIC FOODHow much does it matter?
THE FORESIGHT REPORT - GLOBAL FOOD AND FARMING FUTURES PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE AND THE CHALLENGES FOR POLICY MAKERS
The global economic crisisglobal economic crisis, predictions on climate changeclimate change, competition for competition for
foodfoodthe developing obesityobesity problem, foodfoodwaste waste issues - all - all sharpen the need for a food system that supports better public better public healthhealth,, upholdsupholds food securityfood security and and
environmental environmental sustainabilitysustainability
SCOTLAND’S SCOTLAND’S NATIONALNATIONALFOOD AND DRINK FOOD AND DRINK POLICYPOLICY HEALTHHEALTH
EDUCATIONEDUCATIONECONOMYECONOMYENVIRONMENTENVIRONMENTACCESSACCESSSECURITYSECURITYPUBLIC FOODPUBLIC FOOD
The strategy is to The strategy is to join up the food agenda with join up the food agenda with
what makes sense what makes sense in others agendas too…in others agendas too…
That Food and Drink is central That Food and Drink is central to Scotland’s Economy, Society, to Scotland’s Economy, Society,
and Environmentand Environment
Public Sector Food ProcurementPublic Sector Food Procurement ‘ ‘Walking the Talk’Walking the Talk’
Terms of Reference‘Helping public sector food procurement in Scotland become an exemplar for ‘sustainable economic growth in terms of quality, health and wellbeing, affordability and sustainability’. Key Objectives Sustainable 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 Scotland’s 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; •SME’s 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 bureaucratic•Public 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 sector’
2012 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.
Brake Bros, 34%
Robert Wiseman & Sons Ltd, 7%
3663, 5%Apetito Ltd, 4%
Campbell's Prime Meat Ltd, 4%
J ames Forsyth Coatbridge Ltd, 3%
C J Lang & Son Ltd, 2%
George Anderson & Sons, 2%
William Yule & Son Ltd, 2%
Local authority spend by category of provision (Source: SPIH)
2012 REVIEW OF PUBLIC FOOD EXPENDITURE
SUSTAINBLE PUBLIC FOOD What levers are necessary?
1. Whole life costing taking account of health, economic and environmental benefits when awarding food and catering service contracts;
2. The adoption of sustainable food procurement as a corporate objective for all public sector organisations;
3. Awareness of the origin of food supplied through public sector contracts including how much is produced in Scotland;
4. National Food Standards for public bodies?;
5. Development of appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise for producers and suppliers to access and deliver to public sector tenders.
SCHOOL FOODSCHOOL FOODIs it a Marginal Service?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 ServiceA 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 2007SCHOOLS ( HEALTH PROMOTION & NUTRITION) ACT 2007HUNGRY for SUCCESS - A Whole School Approach to School meals
SCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT BILLSCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT BILLA Duty on Public Bodies from 2013?
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON FOOD PROCUREMENTSCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON FOOD PROCUREMENTCatering for Change–Buying food sustainably in the Public Sector
THE OBESITY STRATEGY & DIETARY GOALSTHE OBESITY STRATEGY & DIETARY GOALS Development of Public Health Policy
THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT & PUBLIC BODIES DUTIES GUIDANCETHE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT & PUBLIC BODIES DUTIES GUIDANCEScotland’s Sustainable Development Strategy
THE POWER of WELL BEING & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BILLTHE POWER of WELL BEING & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT BILLA Creative Approach Benefit the Community
COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS & PLANNINGCOMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS & PLANNINGA local focus on Health, Education, Economic Development and Environment
Food in SchoolsLEGISLATION AND POLICY
SCOTLAND’S SCHOOL MEALS SUMMARISED
• Whole School Approach for Health Promotion
• Statutory Food and Nutrition Standards
• Statutory requirement to consider sustainable development
• Catering Services are mostly provided in-house by Local Authorities
• A duty to promote the Uptake of meals
• Eliminate stigma
• Meals are supported financially by Government
• Meal selling price ca. £2.00
• Food cost ca. £1• Full economic cost ca. £3• Free meal entitlement ca.
20%• Overall uptake Free and
Paid meals uptake 48%• No Confectionary• Food contracts are
purchased by competitive tender
Brought the Brought the characters to characters to
Drama ClassesDrama Classes
EAST AYSHIRE MARKETING PLANEAST AYSHIRE MARKETING PLANLINKING LOCAL PRODUCERS, LINKING LOCAL PRODUCERS,
SCHOOLS SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITYAND THE COMMUNITY
‘ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE SCHOOL FOOD SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD’ MORGAN& SONNINO
EAST AYRSHIRE EAST AYRSHIRE SCHOOL FOODSCHOOL FOOD
• 30% Organic30% Organic• 50% Local Produce 50% Local Produce
• 75% Unprocessed75% Unprocessed
It provides a Framework It provides a Framework For Systemic Change & For Systemic Change & Enhanced ReputationEnhanced Reputation
What should interest local authorities? What should interest local authorities? Carbon ReductionCarbon Reduction
What What should interest local authorities? interest local authorities? SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT STUDYSOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT STUDY
£1£1 expenditure expenditureby the by the Local Authority Local Authority benefits the benefits the economy by economy by
MEASURINGFood for Life School Meals in East Ayrshire• Health outcomesHealth outcomes• Economic Economic
outcomesoutcomes• Environmental Environmental
outcomesoutcomes• Other outcomesOther outcomes
What else What else should interest local authorities? should interest local authorities? CORPORATE REPUTATIONCORPORATE REPUTATION
School food is a School food is a highly visiblehighly visible
Local Authority Local Authority service.service.
PARENT SURVEYPARENT SURVEY 95% keeps money in the
80% better for the environment
77% a good use of the public purse
EAST AYRSHIREEAST AYRSHIRE
School Food is School Food is a Litmus Test for a Litmus Test for our commitment our commitment
to to Sustainable Sustainable
Final ThoughtFinal ThoughtGovernments come Governments come
and go.and go.The Fife Diet The Fife Diet Manifesto is Manifesto is
needed and here to needed and here to stay…stay…