This toolkit has been created in response to recent debates about the proliferation of fast food outlets in a number of London Boroughs. Members of the London Food Board and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) gathered the evidence to help local authorities understand the range of tools at their disposal in tackling the public health impacts of fast food. The tool also aims to show that there is both a carrot and stick approach to this issue – that engaging positively with takeaways to help them improve their business competitiveness as well as the healthiness of their food is as important as developing clear planning guidance and new regulation. It is hoped that this toolkit will provide the information necessary for local authorities to build their own programme of activities to improve the health of the food on offer in their high streets.
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