Luton Food Plan 2018-2022, Luton, England, United Kingdom

City/Town/Village: Luton
County/Province/District (Name of): Bedfordshire
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban
Level of Government: Town
Population: 211,228
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: 2018
Adopting Government Department(s): Luton Borough Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Health Inequalities Delivery Board
Supporting Entity: n/a
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
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Policy Outcome:

The Luton Food Plan 2018-2022 was created in response to unhealthy weight and diet-related health problems caused by poor diet practices and high number of fast-food outlets within the town. The plan consists of three priority areas, all of which focus on increasing healthy food choices among the town population. The three focus areas include: (i) introducing programs that procure and offer healthy food options; (ii) improving town planning to increase access to healthier food outlets; and (iii) promoting ‘growing your own’ food. In the long term, the council hopes to increase the proportion of healthy-weight children and the consumption of fruits and vegetables in residents' diets.

Policy Keywords: breastfeeding welcome scheme; consumer education; consumption; edible green infrastructure; fair trade; fast-foods; food access; food action plan; food bank; food hubs; food procurement; food production; food security; garden; grown local; health; healthy food; nutrition; plan