The Parents’ Jury was an initiative run by Children’s Food Campaign between 2017-2021.
Around 600 parents registered to take part in a series of online research surveys on a range of children’s food issues, from school food to junk food marketing. Research results were published as part of the Children’s Food Campaign’s advocacy with government departments, aiming to ensure parents’ voices were being heard as part of the policy making process.
We have now retired this initiative and have launched the Children’s Food Ambassador Programme, a dedicated small panel of parents and caregivers who will work alongside demographically representative polling with parents on a nationwide basis.
Previous survey results
- November 2021: Kicking Out Junk Food: Sports sponsorship and a better deal for children's health
- September 2020: Covid-19 and Children's Food: Parents' Priorities for Building Back Better
- July 2020: Pester Power or Parent Power? Cartoon characters on food and drink packaging
- November 2018: Teachers' views on sale of energy drinks to under-18s and parents' views aired in our submission to Government consultation.
- April 2018: Junk Food Marketing to Children
- March 2018: Parents’ Jury responses on School Food
- August 2017: Parents’ Jury responses on Cadbury Sponsorship of the Premier League
What is the Children’s Food Ambassador Programme?
- Children’s Food Campaign is creating a new voluntary panel to ensure our activities are informed and inspired by the realities and lived experiences of people with children.
- For the first 2023 group, we are looking for up to 12 parents and carers of children aged 0-18, from different regions in England.
- Combined with public polling, Children's Food Campaign will share insights from parents and caregivers with relevant Government departments, politicians, advertising regulators and industry bodies, as well as the media.
Children's Food Campaign: Better food and food teaching for children in schools, and protection of children from junk food marketing are the aims of Sustain's high-profile Children's Food Campaign. We also want clear food labelling that can be understood by everyone, including children.