Bridport’s positive food culture attracts attention

Posted on Jul 1, 2016

A series of focus groups will examine how Bridport’s positive food culture is helping local people to make better food choices for personal health and for the health of the planet.

Bournemouth University researcher Dr Juliet Wiseman has teamed up with Linda Hull from Foodfuture Bridport to examine what makes the town a beacon for good food in Dorset.

“The NuFeast Project started in Poole but attention quickly turned to Bridport where many factors of a positive food culture are already in place” says Dr Wiseman.

To take part you only need to live in or near Bridport, be over 18 and eat food. More than twenty people have already signed up and another ten people are needed to join the project.

“The conversations are set to be lively and will also cover what threats and opportunities exist for our access to good food. We import 40% of our food so there are bound to be changes as we enter the post Brexit era.” says Linda.

Everyone taking part will be rewarded with a Spend a Tenner Locally Voucher to spend at participating businesses.

The results of the NuFEAST project will be used to share best practice with other towns and cities to make improved choices about access to local, sustainable food. The sessions will take place at 7-9pm on Tuesday 19th July at Waitrose and at 7-9pm on Thursday 21st July at Mountfield.  To book your place contact indicating your preferred date.