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
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Policy Outcome:

In order to ensure healthy and sustainable food for the Islington people, the Islington council prepared the Islington Food Strategy. The plan is divided into 3 sectors: Food and Health, Food and Sustainability, 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 the Sustainability sector, the strategy emphasizes on reducing the environmental impacts of the different stages of food system, including food waste management. The Poverty section of the plan places importance to increasing people’s access to affordable and appropriate food and promotes awareness on proper food consumption. A lot of food-related projects have been put in place as part of the strategy including community kitchens & gardens, school meal programs, workplace fitness programs etc.

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