Takeaways are good for London’s economy, but they’re often bad for Londoners’ health. We've created a takeaways toolkit to help London boroughs maintain the economic benefits of takeaways whilst reducing their negative impacts on our health.
The takeaways toolkit has three main recommendations for boroughs:
- make food healthier: local authorities should work with takeaway businesses and the food industry to make healthier fast food. They can do this by providing information, training, advice and promoting schemes, such as London’s Healthier Catering Commitment
- start them young: schools should have strategies to reduce the amount of unhealthy food children eat at lunch and on their journeys to and from school
- plan for health: encourage the use of regulatory and planning measures to address the increase of hot food takeaway outlets
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