Independent report

Developing a National Food Strategy: independent review 2019

Independent review to consider the food chain from field to fork. The findings of this review will be used to develop a National Food Strategy for England.



This independent review will look at the entire food chain, from field to fork. This includes production, marketing, processing, sale and purchase of food (for consumption in the home and out of it). It will also look at the consumer practices, resources and institutions involved in these processes.

The review is lead by Henry Dimbleby supported by an advisory panel and Defra officials.

Part One of the National Food Strategy was published on 29 July 2020.

Part Two of the strategy will be published in spring 2021. It will contain recommendations for government. Government will respond formally with a white paper, 6 months after the publication of the final report.

Henry Dimbleby is co-founder of Leon restaurants, the lead non-executive director at Defra and co-author of The School Food Plan.

Published 27 June 2019
Last updated 29 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to Part One of the National Food Strategy.

  2. Added a link to the call for evidence that opened on 17 August 2019.

  3. First published.