Challenge to eat local in West Sussex


A food challenge is today being set for people, businesses and community groups across West Sussex to eat local between now and the end of July.

The West Sussex Way Food Challenge has been launched by the West Sussex Environment and Climate Change Board and is open to everyone to get involved in.

The idea is that, from today until end of July, people increase the amount of local vegetables, eggs and milk that they eat - as well as making the most of the early fruit crops.

The West Sussex Environment and Climate Change Board brings together a number of organisations from across the County to ensure the challenge of Climate Change is recognised and addressed in West Sussex.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council with responsibility for the economy, said: “Those who know me well will know how passionate I am about local food producers and championing the quality of the food and drink that’s produced in West Sussex.

“I’m fully behind this challenge and I hope that lots of other people give it a go as well.”

Help and advice is available online to people who want to sign up.

Visit the West Sussex Climate Change website for recipes, hints and tips.