Take action to get the Mayor to act on food
The Mayor of London is currently looking for feedback on many of his key strategies, and we believe that food needs to be at the heart of them.
Our friends at Jamie Oliver and London Food Link are joining forces to encourage everyone to give the Mayor the courage to act for a better a food environment for London.
The capital’s food environment is compromising our health, shortening our children's life-expectancy, reducing productivity, costing taxpayers billions of pounds, crippling our healthcare service and widening the gap between the least and most disadvantaged people in our society.
We believe Sadiq has a real opportunity to take leadership on these issues and change the way Londoners eat, cook, sell, buy, advertise and enjoy food.
Here’s what you can do:
- Send Sadiq a letter - click here to find a draft
- Tweet the Mayor- @MayorOfLondon We care about the health of Londoners please put food at the heart of your policy ideas for the future bit.ly/2k4pSyr #FeedTheCity
- Submit a formal response to the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy consultation as an individual or organisation
You have until midnight this Thursday, 30 November, to respond in your own right or on behalf of an organisation.
In other news ...
While we’re waiting for government to publish chapter two of its Childhood Obesity Plan (see Latest News 5 June) we’ve been watching the Twitterverse to gauge public opinion …
We've been getting creative with Veg Power, contributing ideas to get children growing and eating more veg.