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Food 2030
The Government's new food strategy looks both at the food we produce and consume in the UK, and how global food production can be increased in a sustainable way.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
January 2010
Choosing a Better Diet - a food and health action plan PDF
This plan outlines the key steps to deliver the commitments to improve public health set out in the White PaperChoosing Health: making healthier choices easier. It brings together in one place the actions required to meet all the commitments relating to food and nutrition in the White Paper, at national, regional and local level.
Department of Health
Food Matters: Towards a Strategy for the 21st Century PDF
Report by the Strategy Unit of the Cabinet Office. Sets out a future strategic framework for food policy and practical measures for addressing issues around food and health, food and the environment and other concerns.
Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office
From the ground up PDF
A manifesto to inspire community growing. The report highlights the changes needed, at both national and local levels, to get more people actively involved in growing and eating sustainable food.


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Healthy and Sustainable Food for London: the Mayor’s Food Strategy PDF
The strategy recommends a range of actions to improve Londoners' health through better diet by increasing the choice, availability and quality of food for all, especially the most disadvantaged.
London Development Agency
Healthy and Sustainable Food for London: the Mayor’s Food Strategy Implementation Plan PDF
This implementation plan sets out the effort required by a variety of organisations and individuals in order to develop London’s food sector in a way that contributes to achieving a vision of London as a sustainable world class city.
London Development Agency


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London Borough Food Policies
Compiled by London Food Link, this resource brings together food policies that have been drawn up by London Boroughs
London Food Link
London Local Area Agreements and Food
Produced by London Food Link, this webpage explains why LAAs are relevant to the healthy and sustainable food agenda.
London Food Link
How London's planners can improve access to healthy and affordable food
Guidance notes from the Food Strategy Unit of the London Development Agency. Prepared by The Food Commission (UK) and Sustain.
London Development Agency
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