Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency was established in 1982 as a social enterprise and has a successful and well-established partnership with the London Borough of Greenwich, NHS Greenwich, and the voluntary and community sector organisations. GCDA is one of the 5 Healthy Greenwich Network partners and has been delivering the Greenwich Community Food Initiative (GCFI) in partnership with Greenwich TPCT which has been active in local and regional Food and Health Partnerships. GCFI has successfully established and run Community Food Co-ops, Catering Companies, Food Growing Projects and Cookery Clubs. The Greenwich Community Food Initiative has won GCDA a Caroline Walker Trust Award.
Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming. Launched in 1999, Sustain is a registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. We advocate food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve their working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. Sustain represents around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.
NHS Greenwich. Their mission is to work alongside, and provide leadership to, a range of partners in order to develop innovative and imaginative approaches aimed at improving the overall health of people in Greenwich and radically reducing health inequalities. NHS Greenwich has been instrumental in implementing local initiatives in healthy eating as part of a healthier lifestyle to develop the skills required to prepare a healthy diet using affordable, easily accessible ingredients with particular attention to reducing fat, salt and sugar content.
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