Draft London Food Strategy Consultation opens

14 May 2018

The Mayor of London and London Food Board have published a consultation on the draft London Food Strategy. This Strategy is designed to help make the food environment across London healthier for all Londoners. In 2017, London received a Silver Sustainable Food Cities Award for its actions and long-term commitment to transforming its food system through a joined up partnership approach.

The draft London Food Strategy includes a proposal to ban the advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the entire Transport for London network.

Destination Junk Free London
- Sustain have launched an action to build support for the potential ban on junk food adverts. Help by showing you support the proposal.

The draft London Food Strategy also contains proposals aimed at:

  •  Helping to tackle rising levels of household food insecurity and ensure all Londoners can eat well at home.
  • Support good food businesses to improve London’s food environment and make healthy, affordable options more widely available to Londoners.
  • Work with public sector partners to improve their food procurement for the communities they serve.
  • Using good food to help give young Londoners the best possible start to life.
  • Promoting the multiple benefits of food growing for individuals and communities.
  • Reducing the environmental impact of our food system by making it more efficient and less wasteful.

The draft Strategy encourages 'Local authorities which have not already done [to] form local food partnerships and join the Sustainable Food Cities network to share best practice with other UK cities on healthy, sustainable food priorities.'

The consultation period will last for eight weeks and will end on 5th July.
If you would like to respond to the consultation, visit www.london.gov.uk/draft-food-strategy and follow the links to the survey. Alternatively you can email londonfood@london.gov.uk or write at:

Draft London Food Strategy
GLA Food Policy Team
PP 19a
City Hall
London SE1 2AA


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk