A guide to eating better now … and for the future

For the immediate: “Even if you are a bit short on cash, you can still eat healthy, you can just be smart and learn ways to save on your groceries instead.”

And planning for the longer-term: ” Grow Food and Build Local Food Systems Now!”

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During the pandemic, we learnt to eat up what was on our plate:

Food waste shoots back up to pre-pandemic levels – Vision Group for Sidmouth

As well as appreciating ‘good food’:

Eating real food not ‘fast food’ – Vision Group for Sidmouth

We also learnt to appreciate ‘local food’ a bit more:

In My Back Yard: new East Devon food network expands – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Growing Communities: a community food distributer – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Now with food prices going up, we’ll need to appreciate much of this all the more.

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FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

As we think ahead, we can indeed grow our own and build local food systems for the medium term

Here are some ideas:

Ensuring food security – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Local procurement, local food – Vision Group for Sidmouth

How to create a sustainable food system: an analysis – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And here’s a new resource from the States:

Energy Crisis becomes a Food Crisis – Grow Food and Build Local Food Systems Now! | ice age farmer

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CLEVER FOOD SHOPPING

There are some great resources to help:

Free cook book from Recycle Devon: waste less and save money – Vision Group for Sidmouth

The UK media has been full of tips these last days:

Tighten your belt as food prices and energy bills rise with our top tips | thesun.co.uk

Which can be very healthy:

Many people believe that you have to spend lots of money to eat healthy. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. On the contrary, the cost of not-so-healthy fast food, convenience meals, and snacks can stack up pretty quickly and become very expensive over time. In my personal experience, I’ve also found that eating healthy can actually save money in the long run, especially if you stick to a few key principles when shopping for, selecting, and preparing your food. Here are 14 simple tips that can help you save money while eating healthy…

Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive: 10 Cost-Cutting Tips | healthline.com

Here’s a handy guide on how to eat well but without spending more from a US website:

Even if you are a bit short on cash, you can still eat healthy, you can just be smart and learn ways to save on your groceries instead…

Shopping Savings: How To Save Money On Groceries – The Finances Hub

   
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