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Thank you for considering signing the Good Food in Greenwich (GFiG) Food Community Charter!

You’re probably already doing some amazing things, and 

this is an incredible step towards running a healthier, more sustainable business which brings loads of opportunities to shout about what you’re doing. 

Charter Criteria 

You only need to meet 5 of the 14 criteria which you can choose.  And if you don’t meet 5 criteria, we’ll support you through the process and give you simple clear steps on how to achieve this free charter.


To join for free, fill out and submit The Form Below 


Healthier Catering Commitment 

This is a voluntary scheme designed to support food businesses to help them make simple and affordable changes to the food they sell, to make it healthier for the customer.

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Increase availability of fruit, vegetables and/or healthy produce 

Good quality fresh, seasonal, or culturally appropriate produce can keep customers coming back again and again knowing they can contribute to their 5- a day and healthy eating goals.  READ MORE


Be a London refill Location 

Reduce plastic waste by allowing people to refill water at your location. 


Meat and Dairy Products

Reduce meat and Dairy 

There’s no denying that the impact of meat and dairy on our planet and our health is huge as well as the fact that meat and dairy can be high in saturated fats which contribute towards heart disease and stroke. 



Use Fairtrade products 

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, no child labour, fair terms of trade and a guarantee that the price paid for food will never fall lower than the market price.

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Support through Community food

Good quality fresh, seasonal, or culturally appropriate produce can keep customers coming back again and again knowing they can contribute to their 5- a day and healthy eating goals.  


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Be Sugar Smart

Sugar Smart Greenwich is a pledge campaign for local businesses to join, to help raise awareness of the health impact of high levels of sugar in foods and drinks and take action to reduce sugar intake.

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Reduce waste. Reuse and Recycle 

Your food business is capable of generating a phenomenal amount of food and non-food waste. This can lead to landfill pile-ups, water pollution and contribute to the generation of greenhouse gases


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Be Breastfeeding Friendly 

Getting involved means you’ll be providing a comfortable place for women to feed their babies, but you will also be helping to educate the wider community about the benefits of breastfeeding and how it is every woman’s right to be able to breastfeed in public


Recycling Bins

Use Recycled, Recyclable and/ or Compostable packaging 

Reducing waste to landfill has to be a priority, and there are lots of options out there that are worth exploring

Canned Vegetables

Restrict promotion of products high in fat, sugar and salt 

Best practice now, is to restrict special offers to non-high fat, sugar and salt items only and analyse location of high fat, sugar, salt products


Volunteers at Food Bank

Encourage others using the space to adopt GFiG guidelines 

Good quality fresh, seasonal, or culturally appropriate produce can keep customers coming back again and again knowing they can contribute to their 5- a day and healthy eating goals.  


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Have a food Growing space 

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Use the Eat well Guide 


Read more about the charter in the GFIG Retail support pack 


Be a London Living Employer

The Living Wage Foundation campaigns for people to be paid a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work – a wage that means they can afford the things they need.



Community Charter Self-Assessment
Do you have a food hygiene rating?
Have you achieved the Healthy Catering Commitment Award? The Eatwell Guide divides the foods and drinks into five main groups. Base your menu on Eatwell guide and limiting foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt when planning, procuring, preparing, serving and promoting food. See link in above list for Food Standards Agency healthy catering guidance for different types of food businesses
Have you signed up to SUGAR SMART? Sugar Smart Greenwich is a way to get involved and take action to reduce amount of sugar people are consuming. Simply make a pledge, see Sugar Smart link in list above for ideas on what type of pledge you can make
Do you use Fairtrade products? Check out link in list above to see which foods or drinks you use in your business and which you could replace with Fairtrade versions?
Do you celebrate Fairtrade fortnight?
Are you a London Water Refill location? Refill locations is where people can eat, drink and shop with less waste. Anyone can download the free Refill app to find Refill Stations near them where they can refill on the go. Refill Stations are where you can fill up your bottle, at cafes and restaurants. See link above.
Are you a Breastfeeding Friendly business? Breastfeeding Friendly scheme shows that you provide a safe and welcoming place for mothers who want to breastfeed their baby when they are out and about in Greenwich.  Register your business here & get promoted and free window stickers
Do you use recycled or compostable packaging?
Are you an accredited London Living Wage employer?
Do you promote healthy eating to the community? A healthy diet, high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains can support with healthy weight, heart health and boost good mental health.
Are you a member of the Good Food in Greenwich Food Action Alliance? This is a group of individuals and projects that come together on social media mainly to share information and resources on supporting those experiencing food insecurity
If No, would you like to join?
Have you adopted the Good Food in Greenwich Catering Guidlines?
Do you encourage other providers that use your space to adopt the GFiG Catering Guidelines?
Do you have a food growing space?
Are you a member of Growing Greenwich?

Thank you for applying for a Good Food in Greenwich Charter!

We'll get back to you soon.

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