The House of Lords has passed a motion regretting proposed Government changes in eligibility rules for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, and called for a full poverty impact assessment before anything is implemented.
End Hunger UK are organising a series of regional events for people to learn more about their campaign and how to get involved.
The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed to October due to time constraints.
If you are a Real Bread baker or other SME food producer looking for an opportunity to promote your business, picking up a widely-recognised award can be a great marketing aid. Here are just some that are now open for entries.
Tower Hamlets launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at the Big Half Marathon on 4 March, announcing action towards reducing sugar across the borough and helping people live healthier lives.
First Steps Nutrition lead a campaign to get Danone Nutricia to withdraw an advert which appeared in health professional literature. The advert implies that vulnerable babies will ‘survive and thrive’ when given infant formula.
9 in 10 members of the Children's Food Campaign Parents' Jury members say they support Free School Meals for all school-age children living in households in poverty, as Parliament is set for crucial debate.
Cornwall launched their SUGAR SMART campaign at the Workplace Health Awards event 26 February. Employers across public, private and third sectors were recognised for their great work improving staff health and wellbeing in the county.
Confectionary companies, including Mondelez, Ferrero and Mars Wrigley are reaching out to parents to get their feedback on new ways they can sell their products to help families ‘treat responsibly’. Sustain Deputy CEO, Ben Reynolds is not convinced by the motives.
Objections have been raised in both Houses of Parliament to the Government's plan to introduce a net earnings threshold of £7400 for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, triggering renewed calls to extend provision to include all children in poverty.
A major report from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity argues that framing obesity as an issue of individual willpower overlooks the overwhelming evidence from behavioural science on how environments influence people’s decision-making.
A new network is forming to campaign for a Good Food Nation Bill to transforms food in Scotland.
SUGAR SMART Calderdale launched on the 8 February in Halifax, hitting the ground running with 39 businesses, organisations and schools already pledging to take action on reducing sugar within their settings. Players from the Halifax Rugby League FC and students from local schools took on challenges such as giving up energy drinks and choosing no-sugar breakfasts.
SUGAR SMART Cambridge launched with a sugar swap challenge competition and a big free fruit giveaway at the Cambridge United v Grimsby football match. Cambridge's fans cheered their team toward a victory and tweeted their sugar swap pledges.
North Lanarkshire Council is planning to provide free meals to low income families 365 days a year. This is part of efforts to tackle 'holiday hunger'. The council will pilot the initiative over the Easter holidays and could then extend into the summer holidays.
The latest Food Standards Agency shopper survey revealed that sugar content in food is the major concern among customers.
A Chair and 12 board members are needed to lead London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2018.
The Government has announced it will introduce an earnings threshold for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, restricting eligibility to families with net earning below £7,400.
The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed due to time constraints.
Big players in the food and drink industry formed a new partnership with the Government to make the industry ‘more resilient, sustainable and competitive.’
Food made in factories with industrial ingredients and additives now make up half of the food bought by UK households. We buy more ultra-processed foods than any other European country.
The next Women’s Environmental Network Forum will discuss the role of women’s empowerment in creating sustainable cities.
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are crowdfunding throughout February for a Community Kitchen - a cookery school where everyone can eat, learn about and share good food.
A new report finds that Nestlé misleads and manipulates customers over the nutritional claims in its baby formula. It also contradicts its own nutritional advice in different countries.
The British Dietetic Association welcomes news that the Government has decided to continue to make gluten free bread and flour mixes available on prescription.
Over two days together in Manchester, peer mentors took part in an induction focused on learning about each other’s alliances, exploring how the roles will work in each area and co-producing tools to monitor shared learning and impact along with our evaluation partner Cardiff University.
Trussell Trust have released a report today that publishes the findings of their research into disability and health conditions at foodbanks in the UK
Simon Shaw reflects on progress addressing food poverty in the capital and the lessons that can be shared more widely. Our collaborative work in London provides further evidence that committed individuals and organisations can make a real difference to the lives of local people by working together.
Calls grow for Government measure of ‘hidden hunger’ as YouGov survey commissioned by End Hunger UK members, including Sustain, reveals shocking figures that help shed a light on the extent of hidden hunger in the UK.
New research has shown that more than one in four takeaways is within 5 minutes walk of a school - an increase of 67% in the last eight years. Read on for Sustain's comment.
Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on confectionery price promotions, saying sharing bags may contain up to FOUR times the recommended maximum daily adult intake of sugar.
Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission have released a report that aims to be a practical resource to help projects think about what dignity looks like in practice and how this can be achieved.
A new report Step up to the Plate: Towards a UK food and poverty strategy was launched this week at a roundtable event in Portcullis House hosted by Kate Green MP and Kevin Holindrake MP. This report highlights some of the key issues surrounding the lack of food insecurity measurement, the growth of food charity, and the human right to food.
The second reading of Frank Fields MP’s School Holidays (Meals and Provisions) Bill has prompted a response from government.
An international report from the UK Health Forum into the collaboration of the food and drink industry with public health finds that conflict of interest repeatedly stop governments introducing measures to improve health.
After successfully passing its first reading in November 2017, Emma Lewell-Buck MP’s Household Food Insecurity Bill will have its second reading on Friday 2 February 2018. There is still time to ask your MP to support this bill either by submiting an e-action or by calling your MP’s office.
The initiative launched at Carlisle College on 19 January, bringing together Carlisle & Cumbria's public health leads, school children and young people pledging to work together to tackle the health crisis brought on by too much sugar.
Only 1.2% of food and soft drink advertising budgets promote healthy vegetables The Food Foundation's new VEG POWER campaign aims to change that, by heroising the power of eating up your carrots!
Redbridge launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at Redbridge Town Hall on 8 January, with plans to work with leisure centres, businesses and early years settings to tackle obesity in the borough.
Croydon's SUGAR SMART campaign launched at the Surrey Street Community Market in the heart of the borough, alongside other local healthy lifestyle initiatives working together to improve the lives of local residents.
Enfield's SUGAR SMART campaign launched on 13 January at Enfield Town FC's home match against Merstham FC. Fans filled out the Great Sugar Debate public survey to share their views on the issue, while local council leaders pledged borough-wide support for the initiative.
Against a rising tide of public anger and political noise demanding action on childhood obesity and plastic waste, has the time come for a rebirth of the humble drinking fountain, and could it become a positive physical emblem of the kind of country we want following Brexit?
There is still time to contact your MP to ask them to support Frank Field’s Holiday Hunger Bill before its second reading on Friday 19th of January. The End Hunger UK campaign have created a template message that can be used to contact your MP.
The government has put £500,000 into a new Food Waste Reduction Fund. The money is available for charities who redistribute surplus food to those who need it.
The free magazine - ‘For Whom?’ - questions the food and farming research agenda. The special edition brings together opinions from 32 experts including Marion Nestle and Professor Tim Lang.
School Food Matters backs Jamie Oliver's calls on the government to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.
Local food poverty alliances that are members of the programme can apply for up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help increase incomes and reduce costs for people experiencing, or at risk of, food poverty.
The NHS England ban on the sale of sugary drinks has been written into the updated Standard Contract for hospitals and the new rules will come into force later this year. Read Sustain's response.
Next year’s symposium at the Centre for Food Policy will discuss how best to engage with food policy makers and researchers.
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