Access to healthy food is a key part of wellbeing, and it is also increasingly being understood as a social justice issue.

This research contributes to Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) Food System Strategy by investigating the barriers to, and opportunities for, businesses in East Birmingham to provide healthy food. It leads on from the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer programme , a council-led project in England, which was coordinated and funded by the Local Government Association to tackle childhood obesity at a local level, with a focus on inequalities.

This report shares peer research investigating the food system in East Birmingham. Drawing on local residents’ lived experiences, it offers policy recommendations and ideas for future research into creating healthy food systems.

Health and Wellbeing Inequality Local economies Local government & public services Peer research

Posted on: 8 November 2023 Authors: Amelia Clayton,


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