Food: A Strategy for Islington, Islington, England, UK

City/Town/Village: Islington
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: Other
Population: 206,125
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2009
Adopting Government Department(s): Islington Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Islington Council
Supporting Entity: NHS Islington
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original
Link to Additional Resources:
Policy Outcome:

The Islington Council prepared the Islington Food Strategy to ensure healthy and sustainable food for the Islington people. The plan is divided into three themes: food and health, food and the environment, and food and poverty. In the health sector, the plan focuses on healthy diet requirements in different life stages and promotes the adaptation of safe diet practices. In terms of the environment, the strategy emphasizes reducing environmental impacts of various food system sectors, including food waste management. The poverty section of the plan places importance on improving access to affordable and culturally appropriate food, and promotes awareness about proper food consumption. After taking stock of the many innovative food system strategies already in place in Islington, the strategy lays out ten major objectives, such as 'Celebrating food and diversity,' 'Promoting ethical food,' and 'Making healthy food accessible.' Implementation of the plan is overseen by a multi-agency Food Strategy Partnership, tasked with creating and regularly updating a detailed Action Plan.

Policy Keywords: animal health; community food system; community garden; community kitchen; composting; consumer education; environmental protection; fisheries; food access; food safety; food security; food strategy; healthy food; nutrition; poverty; school meal program; sustainability; waste management