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.
We've launched our prospectus for the School Food Plan's London Flagship Food Boroughs. We want to transform the whole food environment of two London boroughs using schools as the catalyst.
On 21 November the London Food Board in Partnership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health launched their Takeaways Toolkit.
The Good Food for London report analyses and compares the progress being made by individual boroughs on delivering objectives of the London Food Strategy.
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.
In Greenwich there are areas with high levels of social and financial poverty.
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.
A Needs Assessment was undertaken in local schools with parents x 2 and as part of the Bellingham festival day (June 2009).
Most schools in the London Borough of Croydon have their meals provided through a contract organised by the council.
In November 2011, the Mayor, alongside food waste expert Tristram Stuart and Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board launched the Feeding the 5000 pledge.
Summer 2011 saw the launch of a new bee campaign for Capital Growth. Capital Bee aims to raise awareness of the plight of bees in London and what you can do to help.
Capital Growth is a partnership between London Food Link, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Big Lottery’s Local Food Fund. It aims to create 2,012 new food growing spaces in London by 2012.