Embedding food in all policies

Kelly Parsons, Corinna Hawkes

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This Brief describes and exemplifies a Food in All Policies (FiAP) approach to food
systems challenges and shows that food has the potential to help achieve goals in a wide range of policy areas. Taking action on food can improve nutrition, diet-related health and environmental sustainability. At the same time, food provides opportunities to enhance education, social inclusion, community cohesion, livelihoods and equitable economic development. For food to fulfil this potential, it needs to be embedded in the delivery of policies and actions across sectors: this is Food in All Policies. Taking an integrated, Food in All Policies approach reinforces the opportunity for food to help tackle some of the biggest health, environmental, economic, social and political challenges of our time. It also involves a change in the way food policy is made, by supporting more integrated thinking, creating new links between different policy areas, or creating new structures to formalise collaboration between stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Food Policy, City University, London
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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