Food Businesses

FOOD BUSINESS ACTIONS

Local businesses play a vital role in Leeds’ food system. Take a look through the ideas below or come up with your own FoodWise action to help us create a healthy, sustainable and fair food culture for our city.

Every action that’s taken brings Leeds one step closer to receiving a Sustainable Food Places Silver Award.

Business Actions

Why not take action by…?

Why not take action by…?

  • Reducing portion sizes.
  • Composting leftover food yourself or through a waste collection service.
  • Offering takeaway options for leftovers.
  • Preserving or freezing food you can’t serve in time.
  • Giving surplus food to local charities or food banks.
  • Only buying what you can use in time.
  • Signing up to a scheme like ​​toogoodtogo.co.uk.
  • Becoming a Guardian of Grub.
  • Or come up with your own idea!

Why not take action by…?

  • Including more fresh, local produce in the food you serve.
  • Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in your meals.
  • Offering more plant-based options on your menu.
  • Ensuring any meat or fish you serve is free-range, MCS-certified or grass-fed.
  • Serving organic food where possible.
  • Reducing the salt and sugar content of your meals.
  • Or come up with an action of your own!

Why not take action by…?

  • Sharing healthy and sustainable eating tips with customers on social media.
  • Promoting other local food businesses and community growing schemes.
  • Hosting a food action event or competition.
  • Asking your staff and customers to take action and become FoodWise.
  • Communicating any alterations you make to staff and customers to embed change.
  • Sharing food skills and knowledge on nutrition.
  • Signing up to the Food for the Planet campaign.
  • Or come up with an idea of your own!

Why not take action by…?

  • Serving seasonable, healthy produce.
  • Buying from producers in Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.
  • Serving higher welfare meat such as organic, free-range, grass-fed and outdoor reared and bred.
  • Partnering with a community farm to buy their fresh produce.
  • Buying Fairtrade products.
  • Offering apprenticeships and other opportunities to young people
  • Or come up with an action of your own!