Malnutrition and public health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4676
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the increase in cases of malnutrition in London during the last five years and the increasing reliance upon food banks, will you ask your public health board to examine the impacts of food poverty in London?

Answer

Answer for Malnutrition and public health

Answer for Malnutrition and public health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My London Food Board is considering the issue of food poverty in London and trialling new initiatives.  The Board published research with Ipsos Mori which highlighted the extent of the problem in children. They supported the launch of a London food map which helps to identify where people can access free or heavily discounted food.