Good Food Local supports local authorities to prioritise good food and commit to action on a breadth of food issues.
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.
In this 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.
Visit here for this year's Good Food for All Londoners report.
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