The 33 London boroughs play a key role in London’s food system. Whether through the delivery of school meals, planning regulation, environmental health officers or through the nutrition work of health agencies, London’s boroughs and local borough organisations influence the food system at a local level.
Some of the best examples of positive actions to tackle food related issues have come from London boroughs. Seventeen London boroughs have their own food strategies or food policies. Where such strategies are in place these have catalysed local partnerships to coordinate action on food work.
London Food aims to support and to promote the work of local food groups. Through this website we aim to promote best practice and share learning through highlighting case studies from local projects.
On the 21 November the London Food Board in Partnership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health launched their Takeaways Toolkit.
London Good Food Map
The Good Food for London report analyses and compares the progress being made by individual boroughs on delivering objectives of the London Food Strategy.
Good Food on the Public Plate
Leveraging the power of public procurement can have a huge influence over the food system. £2.2 billion of the public purse is spent on food in the UK every year.
Growing Greenwich Case Study
In Greenwich there are areas with high levels of social and financial poverty.
Breastfeeding Welcome Venues, Tower Hamlets Food Projects
As part of the approach to tackle high childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets, a scheme was developed to provide information, support and accreditation to local businesses and other public venues.
The Sage Buywell Fruit & Vegetable stall
A Needs Assessment was undertaken in local schools with parents x 2 and as part of the Bellingham festival day (June 2009).
Cashless Catering in Schools
Most schools in the London Borough of Croydon have their meals provided through a contract organised by the council.