The GLA Food Policy Team have publicised the draft London Food Strategy for consultation. The consultation period closes on the 5th July and we need as many responses as possible! The draft strategy can be found at www.london.gov.uk/draft-food-strategy.
This 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.
- 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 and make sure the things that matter are included. For example, 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. We think this is one of the most ambitious and exciting things to happen in a long time!
There’s loads more at stake, so please have a read and respond as an individual or as part of your organisation or school, Children’s centre or whatever!
You can make your response here – it’s only 6 short questions and won’t take long.