Better food policies for councils’ menus

By Sofia Parente | 27 February 2024

A third of children leave primary school overweight or obese, while many households are struggling to eat healthily. Some 900,000 children from low-income families miss out on a free school meal and millions in Healthy Start payments go unclaimed.

We are a nation of nature lovers, but our natural capital is depleted and species are in decline. The food system employs one in seven UK workers, contributing more than £120bn to the economy, but half of fruit and vegetable farmers fear going out of business. Food and farming are both the drivers and the solutions to these challenges.

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