Policy paper

National food strategy for England

Independent review of England’s food chain from field to fork.

Applies to England


National Food Strategy: part two

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National Food Strategy: part one


This independent report, published on 15 July 2021, looks 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 also looks at the consumer practices, resources and institutions involved in these processes.

The report makes recommendations for government, which has promised to respond formally with a White Paper within 6 months.

Part one of this independent report was published in July 2020.

The independent review was led by Henry Dimbleby supported by an advisory panel and Defra officials. Henry Dimbleby is co-founder of Leon restaurants, the lead non-executive director at Defra and co-author of The School Food Plan. See the National Food Strategy website for more information.

Published 29 July 2020
Last updated 15 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the National Food Strategy report.

  2. First published.