Who supports us

Over 10,000 individuals from across the UK - parents, but also carers, grandparents, and many others at the frontline of protecting children's health and the environment they grow up in - have signed up to support Children's Food Campaign.

Supporters like Vicky Tyler, who wrote in to to say:

Many thanks for all you are doing and may you be financially blessed with the money you need. 😊

Our work is supported by over 100 national organisations – from public health and medical professional bodies, to children’s charities, to trade unions, to environmental pressure groups, to food growing and school food experts.  

Here's how some of these people and organisations rate us:

Maggie Throup MP,  Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Adult and Childhood Obesity

“I found it especially rewarding to listen to your direct experiences and knowledge of working with parents and children. We Parliamentarians often hear from the experts, but not often enough the views of those who have such an important role in tackling this issue.”

Jennifer Rosborough, campaign manager, Action on Sugar

“Action on Sugar enjoy working closely with the Children’s Food Campaign to drive healthy changes to the current food environment, for example the sugar tax on soft drinks. We hugely respect CFC as a leading voice in the campaign against advertising and marketing of foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt.”

Stephanie Wood, Founder/CEO, School Food Matters

“School Food Matters has collaborated with Children’s Food Campaign since 2009. It’s a privilege to contribute to this dynamic and effective campaign, so expertly led by the tenacious Malcolm Clark. Long may it continue!”

Alexandra Holt, campaign manager, Food Active

“Food Active has worked with the Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) over a number of years. In bringing together a wide range of organisations and individuals to advocate for a healthier food environment, the CFC has led the way on issues such as junk food marketing to children. As a regional organisation, Food Active’s relationship with the CFC is critical as it helps amplify our own advocacy on behalf of some of England’s most disadvantaged communities in the North West to reach a national audience. Recently, we have worked together to highlight how Coca-Cola’s Christmas marketing campaigns in promoting their sugary drinks are not welcome: Holidays are Coming or rather Cavities are Coming.”

Helen Minnery, President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy:

“The BSDHT is delighted to give its full support to the Children’s Food Campaign (CFC). Their work is pivotal to ensuring that our children’s diet and their oral health is elevated to a political platform, from where important policy decisions can be made.

We are currently experiencing a children’s dental health crisis in the UK. More than 40,000 children are admitted to hospital every year to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic, in most instances caused by added sugars in their diet. What is incredibly heartbreaking is that almost every single one of these cases is entirely preventable and raising awareness about children’s diets is key to ending this trauma.

Being on the frontline of dental services, BSDHT members witness first-hand the effect that diet has on oral health, both positively and negatively. This is why we remain committed to supporting the CFC; the work they do will help to ensure the future oral health of our children is secured.”

Children's Food Campaign supporting organisations

Medical Professions
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, British Association for Community Child Health, British Cardiovascular Society, British Dietetic Association, British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Society for Medicine, Royal Society for Public Health.

Dental / Oral Health Professions
British Association of Dental Therapists, British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, British Dental Association, British Dental Health Foundation, British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, British Society for Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Wellness Trust, National Oral Health Promotion Group.

Public Health Research Organisations
Association for the Study of Obesity, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, European Public Health Alliance, Faculty of Public Health, Food and Behaviour Research, Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, Institute for Food, Brain & Behaviour, Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group, Society of Health Education and Promotion Specialists, UK Health Forum, World Cancer Research Fund, World Obesity Federation, World Public Health Nutrition Association.

Public Health Advice and Campaign Groups
Action on Salt, Action on Sugar, Baby Milk Action, British Dental Health Foundation, First Steps Nutrition Trust, Health Education Trust, Health Equalities Group, Food Active, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, MEND / My Time Active, National Obesity Forum, Weight Concern

Patient / Health Charities
Allergy UK, British Heart Foundation, British Hypertension Society, Cancer Research UK, Coeliac UK, Core- Fighting Gut and Liver Disease, Diabetes UK, Heart UK, Hyperactive Children’s Support Group, Irish Heart Foundation, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke, Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, Stroke Association.

Children’s Charities
Action for Children, Child Poverty Action Group, Children’s Society, Children’s Society, Family Action, Family and Childcare Trust, Family Lives, National Children's Bureau, National Day Nurseries Association, Save the Children UK, Woodcraft Folk.

Food Education / School Food NGOs
Children's Food Trust, Eagle Solutions Services, Farms for City Children, Food Teachers Centre, Kids' Cookery School, Magic Breakfast, Pre-school Learning Alliance, Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, School Food Matters.

Trade Unions 
Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, NASUWT, National Union of Teachers, UNISON, Unite.

Consumer NGOs
Consumer Association, National Consumer Federation, Trading Standards Institute.

Food and Farming NGOs
Compassion in World Farming, FareShare, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Food Matters, Friends of the Earth, Garden Organic, Small and Family Farms Alliance, Soil Association (inc Food for Life), Vegan Society, Viva!, WWF.

Centre for Food Policy, Devon County Council, National Federation of Women's Institutes, Netmums, New Economics Foundation, Waste Watch.

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.

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