This report provides information and recommendations to schools and local authorities about economically viable ways of providing good quality food. Though most relevant to London boroughs and schools, this report may also be helpful to local authorities and schools across England.
This report provides information and recommendations to schools and local authorities about economically viable ways of providing good quality food. Though most relevant to London boroughs and schools, this report may also be helpful to local authorities and schools across England that are grappling with similar issues.
The report offers guidance to London local authorities that are
considering withdrawing some or all of the support services they provide for school meals in their borough. We also provide guidance for London schools that have lost support from their local authority for school meals or are considering opting out – or have already opted out – of this local authority service.
The work was funded by the Greater London Authority as part of the Good Food on the Public Plate project (www.gfpp.org.uk). As a result of research and experience of applying healthy and sustainable food principles in practice, working with London's schools and local authorities, we recommend that local authorities:
We recommend that schools:
Part 1: Rationale, Recommendations and Guidance
Part 2: Supporting Evidence
Good Food on the Public Plate
The Good Food on the Public Plate ran as part of the London Food Strategy Local Food Infrastructure project from 2008 to 2011, helpingpublic sector...
In 2005, the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) and Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, embarked on a project to explore the...
In 2004, Sustain was commissioned by the London Development Agency food programme (now run by the Greater London Authority) to help one Greater...
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Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.