Brent scoops food award

19 October 2017

Brent was named most improved borough at this year's Good Food for London Awards.



Good Food for London measures progress and encourages London councils to take action on good food. It measures action on 11 different good food measures, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay.



Brent Council has climbed ten places since 2016 and was named most improved borough. Work that has contributed to this success includes becoming an accredited London Living Wage employer, achieving Fairtrade status, supporting the work of Capital Growth and participating in the Healthier Catering Commitment scheme.



Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said:



"I'm delighted that Brent has scooped this award as it recognises the hard work that has been going on in the Borough since last year.



"We will continue to work towards improving our standing even further, focusing especially on contributing towards the best start for babies and also signing up to the Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food."