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JLGC Seminar

  • London: Social Care in the UK and Japan

JLGC Seminar 2022 Local Food Strategy in Japan and the UK – Healthy Nutrition for All

This online event was held on 15 February 2022 – see below for the full video.  For slides from the event please click here.

About this event

Mindful of the need to maintain a healthy society for an ageing population and educate the importance of dietary health for everyone, Japanese local authorities have been at the forefront of promoting nutritional awareness with their targeted approach towards food education at all levels of society. At the same time, the UK has sought through local action and national programmes (including the Levelling Up White Paper) to address unhealthy eating habits and access to affordable food as part of the local public health duty and new national food strategy. What can policymakers in the UK and Japan learn from each other in securing better outcomes via local food strategies?

This year’s JLGC Seminar looked at the role of local government in achieving a healthier post-pandemic society through a dialogue among local officials, academics and health professionals aimed at understanding how local residents can be better engaged around dietary choices. Efforts by Japanese local authorities in promoting healthy nutrition for all and better outcomes through local food policy overall are also enabling Japan to contribute towards its national objectives in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture).


Previous JLGC Seminars have covered various topics including transport, renewable energy and local growth. A full list of themes with the accompanying reports from previous seminars can be found below and details of our next event for 2022 will appear here shortly.

Previous JLGC Seminar Reports 
2020/21Online: Housing Policy in the UK and Japan
2019/20London: Social Care in the UK and Japan
2018/19Derby: New Roads to Japan
2017/18Sheffield: Northern Powerhouse on Track - Lessons From Japan’s Rail
2016/17London: International strategies for places
2015/16London: Better Ageing in Japan and UK City Regions
2014/15London: Fukushima Revitalisation
2013/14London: Local Growth, Global Links
2012/13Hanover: Renewable Energy
2011/12Gateshead: Investing in People and Places
2010/11Medway: International Partnerships
2009/10London: Strategies and Solutions for Local Communities
2008/09Derbyshire: Sustaining Regeneration through Partnerships
2007/08Cardiff: Devolution and Better Public Services
2006/07Edinburgh: Decentralisation, Devolution and Delivery