Journalist and broadcaster Sheila Dillion chats to Chris Young.
Christmas is fast approaching and whether you're looking for a bit of inspiration for menu planning, are hosting your first vegetarian Christmas, or just want to give your skills a festive polish, there are some great classes out there.
Sugary food and drinks made up a whopping 43% of all promotions in store entrances, aisle ends and checkouts, according to a new report from the Obesity Health Alliance, as the government prepares to consult on new restrictions
New research reveals 97% of teachers have backed proposed restrictions on sales of high caffeine energy drinks to children, as the Children's Food Campaign calls for a ban to be set at age 18, beyond current voluntary supermarket commitments.
Final showing of the End Hunger UK photo exhibition, which comes to a close after months of touring the UK, this Friday, 23 November
From the 5th to the 16th of November the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Phillip Alston was in the UK on an official visit.
Sydenham Garden provides green care, nature-based activities and arts and crafts for different client groups including adult mental health and people for early stage dementia.
The commissioned funding covers two 8-week cookery courses per year and two 12-week gardening groups per year for people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers.
DEFRA Minister George Eustice has admitted that we could be forced to accept chlorine washed chicken as part of trade deals after Brexit.
Whether served simply to kick-start your meal or as a fundamental part of a dish, bread should be treated with the same care as every other element of the dining experience, says Izzy Kaminski.
Sustain responds to the Brexit agreement and comments on the potential implications for food, fishing and farming, and the impact on the environment, health, businesses and citizens.
A trial of ‘Power Pots' – raw vegetables served in colourful beakers and supported by clever marketing materials and activities – was positively received by pupils in Brighton.
Sustain member the Alexandra Rose Charity has launched a new film to share the exciting developments in their Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project.
Research by Sustain member the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention has found that a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000 deaths and save over US$40 billion in healthcare costs every year.
The Climate change Committee which provides the government with independent advice on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change released two key reports today which will have major implications for food and farming - on land use and on biofuels.
Sustain member Friends of the Earth warns against the impact that a mega pig farm would have on animal welfare and the environment.
Parliamentary Inquiry highlights the need for more research into the impact of austerity and hardship on families who use infant formula
SUGAR SMART Newcastle launched on Wednesday 14 November at the Beacon Centre, with an impressive partnership of settings, businesses and groups from across the city joining up to tackle the impacts of sugar overconsumption on their local communities.
Many UK fishing fleets can't market their fish as sustainable at the moment because they are data deficient. Here's Sustain's response to plans to improve data collection through vessel monitoring.
An influential parliamentary committee has warned that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is too complacent about potential disruption to trade and says fundamental issues for food, chemical and animal importers and exporters are yet to be resolved. The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) also found the Department had not engaged adequately with small and medium businesses and as a result the SMEs are ‘ill prepared’ for Brexit.
Sustain member the Centre for Food Policy are holding an event to coincide with the UK launch of the 2018 Global Nutrition Report.
Coke truck tour 37% shorter than last year as local opposition grows, with evidence emerging that local authorities are refusing Coke permission to park on their land. Over 80 groups and local authorities, and campaigners including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sign letter calling for Coca-Cola to stop giving out free sugary drinks, with the truck targetting areas with some of the worst dietary health problems. ASDA and Tesco now under pressure to stop hosting the truck.
Islington brings together schools caterer Caterlink, leisure provider GLL, Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, London Metropolitan University and others to improve meals served across the Borough.
Action on Sugar call for a ban on excessively high sugar and calorie milkshakes sold in high street restaurant and fast food chains.
London Food Link supporter Hiver Beers has created an opportunity for like-minded businesspeople to join them in their co-working space in central London.
The number of babies being breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks in Scotland has increased from 36% in 2001-02 to 42% in 2017 - which is the highest rate since records began.
For too long agriculture policy has failed in its stated goals to protect farmers or stop harm arising from food production. We have the opportunity in the UK now to address these failings and ensure UK farm policy supports farmers in producing food whilst delivering public benefits like environment and nature, tackling climate change and other benefits. These are defined, somewhat loosely, as ‘public goods’. What seems less well understood is the need to protect public health via agriculture policy.
Rosie Baldwin looks at how circular thinkers are seeing food chain ‘waste’ as a resource, whether it’s in the form of coffee grounds, empty wine bottles or even onion peels.
To mark National School Meals Week in the UK, we rummaged around the archive for this feature by Gaby De Sena from the very first issue of True Loaf magazine in 2009.
This short report presents six case studies of meals on wheels services from around the UK. The case studies include information on services’ reach, how they provide meals, the range of support they provide beyond the meals themselves and their hopes for the future.
The government has written to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking whether further action is needed to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Orchard Project has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £17,500 in order to continue their mission to reduce fruit waste in the city.
Sustain member, the Kindling Trust have secured almost £500,000 of funding to develop Stockport’s Community Food Hub which will offer social prescribing, urban food production, horticulture training and challenge issues including food poverty.
People will be able to access a range of food growing masterclasses run by the experienced Capital Growth trainers as part of the festive offerings at Taste of London from 15-18 November.
A Food Standards Scotland survey shows that healthy eating is an increasingly significant concern for people in Scotland.
Portsmouth City Council runs six local youth club projects and six adventure playgrounds across the city, throughout the school holidays and after school hours. Alongside other activities, children and young people try new healthier foods, learn to cook, eat healthy balanced meals, and learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables.
Capital Growth’s fourth careers themed conference welcomed over 80 people looking to find their good food job, on 18 October as part of the Gaia Foundation's We Feed the World exhibition, at Oxo Tower Wharf.
The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakeries, baking schools, schools, nurseries, community groups, mills to start planning for the annual, international celebration of baking and buying additive-free loaves.
A national petition calling on the UK government to Fix Universal Credit was handed over at 10 Downing Street on 7 November
Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) kicked off a year-long campaign with presence at Queen Edith’s Share Fair and Madingley Food Fair engaging with hundreds of people through games, discussion, recipes, informative and eye-catching displays and veg cakes and snacks.
On 25 October the European Parliament voted for a new law to do away with unfair trading in the food supply chain.
An influential committee of MPs has warned that Brexit risks leaving huge gaps in Britain’s environmental laws. The Environmental Audit Committee says there is still uncertainty about everything from air and chemical laws to the new environmental body that is supposed to police the new system. They have insisted that the new environmental watchdog must “replicate or build on the role the EU institutions play in protecting our environment.”
Beyond the Food Bank 2018 is the fourth edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
In our annual London borough league table and series of good food maps, we shine a light on which boroughs are leading the way in creating a better food future for all Londoners. Good Food For London encourages London councils to take action on good food and measures progress in 11 different areas, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay.
A new report from the London Food Poverty Campaign at Sustain shows that only three councils across the capital are coordinating an effective approach to widescale provision of food within holiday activities reaching children at risk of going hungry in the holidays.
The Camapign coordinator's reply to a letter regarding its call for improved loaf labelling and marketing from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare
Greenwich Council have topped the latest good food league table published by London Food Link this week, as part of their annual review and report.
The Soil Association and Eco Chef Arthur Potts Dawson are inviting London based chefs to a free event to meet organic suppliers on Monday 12 November.
In January’s resolutions season, Hazel Roberts set herself the challenge of giving up sandwiches for a month. Here’s how she got on.
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