Mayor's office respond to hunger statistics

Boris Johnson's food advisor Rosie Boycott is leading an initiative to try and combat worrying levels of food poverty in the capital.

New plans include ensuring that every school in the capital has a vegetable garden to grow fresh produce and providing cookery lessons for parents and pupils.

The vegetable gardens will be partly funded by an a £800,000 Big Lottery Grant.

Additional projects include breakfast clubs for 5,000 children in London's most deprived boroughs, 2,000 new urban spaces for growing food in communities and fruit and vegetable discount vouchers.