Change the borough's food culture through a Newham Food Partnership and become a Sustainable Food City

Our plan to address this step:
  • Develop a cross sector forum for food partnership
  • Develop an integrated 0-5 pathway supporting parents and children to breastfeed, make a healthy transition to solids, food skills development, healthy food awareness and school readiness for all children
  • Build a network of trained Good Food Champions to take the good food message out into our community
  • Promote a #MadeInNewham approach where local ingredients are combined with the diverse food knowledge, skills, techniques that already exist in Newham
  • Broaden access and increase participation in food growing
  • Empower residents to avoid food waste
  • Promote Newham as a great place to come to eat and for forward thinking businesses to come to produce food and wholesale to London
  • Promote a healthy food culture as integral to workforce wellness and productivity
Tracking progress:
  • Success is the number and breadth of partnerships achieved across the food system and the ability to deliver a system wide approach to food challenges that tackle the root of the problem
Who is involved:
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Stratford BiD
  • Sustain
  • VCFS
  • Schools
  • activeNewham
  • Well Newham Kitchen

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Ajitha received the British Empire Medal for her work supporting rough sleepers into more suitable housing. She is an active champion for food culture and supports the Newham Food Alliance. During lockdown, she diverted surplus food donations to a local charity that helped over 500 people. She also ran cooking sessions on Zoom to keep the older community active and engaged in healthy eating.

"I absolutely love cooking especially with fruit and veg from my allotment. Newham is full of so much inspiration for a cook! What’s more, I enjoy teaching others – showing adults and children how versatile and fun it can be. I want to make people aware of the fantastic ingredients we have available locally and encourage more people to grow food themselves.”

– Ajitha Sajeev, Newham's Street Population Manager and Good Food Champion

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

Follow our hashtag for #whatsyourstep