London Food Strategy – have your say!

  Posted on 21st May 2018

The GLA Food Policy Team have publicised the draft London Food Strategy for consultation.  The consultation period will last for eight weeks and will end on 5th July. The draft strategy can be found at www.london.gov.uk/draft-food-strategy.

This draft London Food Strategy is designed to help make the food environment across London healthier for all Londoners and outlines the Mayor’s ambitious vision for good food in the capital. Developed in partnership with the London Food Board, the strategy sets out actions under six priority areas.

These are:

  • Good food at home;
  • Good food shopping and eating out;
  • Good food in public institutions and community settings;
  • Good food for maternity, early years, education and health;
  • Good food growing, community gardens and urban farming; and
  • Good food for the environment

This is a fantastic opportunity for us in Greenwich to have our say. Good FiG is hosting a special network meeting to explore the strategy and pull together a response, and we want to hear from you!

Please join us on the 11th June from 2pm – 4pm in room QA 039 in the Queen Anne Building on the Greenwich University Campus and let us know your thoughts.

The draft Strategy is consulting on proposals to ban advertisements for unhealthy food and drink across the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, including the London Underground, London Overground and the capital’s buses and bus shelters, as part of a package of measures to take on child obesity.  There’s loads more at stake, so please have a read and let us know your thoughts.  You can also respond as an individual, but if you want to hear what others have to say, and you want to be part of the Good FiG response, please do join us; this is our chance to have a say and feedback on the Mayor’s food priorities, and his plans to deliver and support change

The consultation lasts eight weeks until July 5th.

if you’d like to join us, please email mel@gcda.org.uk so we know how many to expect.

 

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