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London boroughs

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.

Two people with food hats

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.

Latest projects

The London Flagship Boroughs

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.

Takeaways Toolkit

On 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.

Feed the 5000 event

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.

London's bees need you! 

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

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.