"With the inspiration of the London 2012 Food Vision, and working together, we can transform the food system, making significant improvements to people's health, the environment and good jobs in food and farming."
Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board
The London 2012 Games organisers have committed to serve British and seasonal food, healthy options, animal products from higher welfare systems, sustainable fish, and Fairtrade products, and to reduce food and packaging waste. They are also aspiring to use food from environmentally friendly farming methods, such as organic.
We'd like to see the commitments in the London 2012 Food Vision adopted by lots more caterers, restaurants, hospitality and events organisers for the benefit of people, food producers and the planet. Please get involved!
What restaurants, caterers and events organisers can do:
If you work in restaurants or catering, or if you buy in catering services for your staff canteen, meetings and events, please sign up to the Food Legacy pledge. We will help you celebrate what you have already achieved, but also challenge you to go further to support health and sustainability. We'd love to hear from you! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Food Legacy on: 0203 5596 777.
Some more things that restaurants, caterers and events organisers can do include:
- Sign up to receive Food Legacy news.
- Buy from producers of local and sustainable food. Check out the online food directories.
- Join a network, association or accreditation scheme that can help you make positive changes to improve the healthiness of your food, your profitability, and the impact on the planet of our food system.
- If you are in London, stock The Jellied Eel magazine, London's free magazine for ethical eating, which has 100 stockists across London helping to spread the news about healthy and sustainable food.
Read what caterers are already doing for health and sustainability:
We'd love to hear from you and discuss how you might like to get involved. Email: email@example.com, or call Food Legacy on: 0203 5596 777.
Food Legacy: The campaign, launched October 2011, is inspired by the London 2012 Food Vision adopted by the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Food Legacy asks caterers, restaurants, event organisers and hospitality organisations to commit publicly to taking steps to improve the healthiness, ethics and sustainability of the food they serve.
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