Good Food Local

Good Food Local supports local authorities to prioritise good food and commit to action on a breadth of food issues.  

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UK councils have an important role to play in creating a more healthy and sustainable food system, so residents can access affordable, healthy and climate and nature friendly food.

For over 10 years, Sustain has mapped and reported on London’s borough level commitments to good food through the Good Food for All Londoners annual survey and report.

Supported by the Greater London Authority, this well recognised and respected benchmarking tool highlights council achievements, tells a city wide narrative on food and showcases innovative work, projects and campaigns to push the good food agenda further. 

Good Food for All Londoners has now become Good Food Local: the London report.

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Good Food Local: the London report

We continue to work closely with London councils, to track their action on food and share examples of good practice from across the capital. You can view the latest report, including case studies, below.

2024 league tables and maps

Exciting new phase of work

Funded by Impact on Urban Health, we will replicate London's established approach in other parts of the UK so that more local authorities commit to action on our most pressing food issues. Initially, we will work with one regional partner to test the approach, and over time, we hope other regions will use the framework to benchmark action by local councils. Alongside this, will create a benchmarking tool available to all local authorities in the UK to support a collective, national voice for councils and promote opportunities for collaboration on our most pressing food issues.

Good Food Local moves to the North East

We have already begun rolling this approach out in the North East of England. For the next three years, we will work closely with the Association of Directors of Public Health North East and food partnerships from the region to begin benchmarking local authority action on good food.

Good Food Local North East

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