Sunday 10th January 2010 2:22AM GMT

London Food

London Food logo  Introduction

In September 2004 the Mayor of London established the London Food board to lead on food matters in the capital.

London Food represents the diversity of London's food system and helped develop and deliver a London Food Strategy to improve the health of Londoners and make London's food sustainable over the 10 years to 2016.

London Food is chaired by Rosie Boycott and funded through the London Development Agency (LDA).

The Mayor's Food Strategy, Healthy and Sustainable Food for London, was launched in May 2006 and is predicated on a simple observation: that the 'food system' in the capital is not functioning in a way that is consistent with the ambition that London should be a world-class, sustainable city.

Food Implementation Steering Group (FIG)

The strategy has an implementation steering group comprising key members of London Food allied with business representatives to ensure that the implementation of the strategy is as successful and comprehensive as possible. FIG meets every three months. Further information.

The Mayors Food Strategy: Healthy and Sustainable Food for London

This implementation plan sets out how the Mayor's vision for a healthier London can be achieved, through work taken forward by the London Development Agency and its partners. More information on the Strategy.

The Mayor's Food Strategy Implementation Plan

This implementation plan sets out how the Mayor’s vision for a healthier London can be achieved, through work taken forward by the London Development Agency and its partners. More information on the Implementation Plan. More information on the Implementation Plan.

Public Consultation and Health and Equalities Impact Assessments

The completion of the strategy followed a public consultation which ended in December 2005, the findings broadly agreed with the draft strategy.

Summary Report of the Public Consultation on Better Food for London

Background

The Government launched its Strategy for Sustainable Farming and Food: Facing the Future in England on 12 December 2002.

The strategy built on the invaluable work conducted by the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food in 2001. It set out how industry, Government and consumers could work together to secure a sustainable future for our farming and food industries, as viable industries contributing to a better environment and healthy and prosperous communities.

Following the national strategy, South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA) and the Government Office for the South East published its regional delivery plan Farming and Food: Our Healthy Future (2003). While covering the South East region and London together, the plan recognised the different challenges and opportunities facing London and, accordingly, recommended the development of a specific food strategy for London.

The LDA has a dedicated Food Strategy Unit to set out a direction and framework for the food system in London. For more information and to contact the Food Unit please email: food@london.gov.uk