Every London school will have a vegetable garden according to new plans drawn up by the London Mayor.
Later this week Boris Johnson will set out his vision to try and improve the diets of young children whose families can not afford to regularly buy fresh fruit and vegetables. It comes as a poll revealed that one in three children in London struggles to concentrate at school because they're hungry.
A new report from the London Assembly calls for more action to help those who are going hungry, despite London being one of the richest cities in the world.Ria Chatterjee visited one of London's food banks in October 2012.
The London Assembly is calling for more action to help thousands of people going hungry in the capital, including school children.Read the full story ›
Test results show pork was present in a sample of halal chicken sausages which may have been supplied to 19 schools and nurseries. A further sample of non-halal lean mince beef shows that pork and lamb was present, potentially affecting 17 schools and nurseries
Schools serving halal chicken sausages:
- All Souls
- Churchill Gardens
- College Park
- Edward Wilson
- George Eliot
- Millbank Academy
- Paddington Green
- Queen's Park
- St Augustine's CE
- St Barnbas CE
- St Peters CE
- Mary Paterson Nursery
- Portman Childhood Centre
Schools serving halal chicken sausages and non halal lean mince beef:
- St. Mary’s Bryanston Square
Schools serving non halal lean mince beef:
- Barrow Hill
- Burdett Coutts
- Hampden Gurney
- Our Lady of Dolours
- QE II
- St Clement Danes
- St Edwards
- St Gabriel’s
- St George’s
- St James & St Michael’s school
- St James & St Michael’s nursery
- St Joseph’s
- St Mary Magdalene
- St Matthews
- St Vincent de Paul
- Westminster Cathedral
- Tachbrook Nursery
The Halal chicken sausages found to contained Pork DNA were a menu choice in:
- 15 primary schools
- Two nurseries
- One special school
- One pupil referral unit
The lean minced beef found to have traces of lamb and pork was used in 18 schools.
The authority has launched its own investigation to establish how the contamination arose.
According to a survey carried out by the Office for National Statisitcs, Londoners, on average have the healthiest looking shopping baskets.
The search is on for an army of volunteers to help cut food waste and save Londoners money.
Every year 540 thousand tonnes of food is thrown out across the capital's boroughs, costing residents an average of £50 a month.
The campaign group Love Food Hate Waste is looking for people who are willing to show Londoners where they're going wrong. **
On London Tonight at 5.30pm food waste champion David Etheridge will be giving top tips and explaining how you can get involved.
School children have had a chance to hit Borough Market and sell fruit and veg they've grown themselves today.
Emma Walden went to see how they were getting on.
Pupils from several London schools are trying their hand at market trading today, selling fruit and vegetables they've grown themselves.Read the full story ›
Children from St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School are among those selling the fruits - and veg - of their labours at Borough Market today.
Here are some pictures of them planting their seeds earlier in the year.