With the announcement of ‘Chapter Two’ of the UK Government's Childhood Obesity Plan now imminent, check out Children's Food Campaign's handy new Report Card. How well will the government score?
New research from Action on Salt shows that average salt content of restaurant and fast food salads has increased 13% since 2014.
Sustain member the Faculty of Public Health launch a blueprint on how the UK can collaborate with Europe to defend against infectious diseases after Brexit.
Last month Tesco announced they will stop labelling many fresh items with ‘best before’ dates but new research from YouGov shows that this will result in people buying less fruit and veg.
Sustain's calls for an Honest Crust Act gets further creedence in a new report covered in the Guardian.
Sustain member the British Dietetic Association calls for investment to tackle preventable malnutrition which affects millions of people across the UK.
Community Food and Health Scotland (who work with Sustain) are asking people to contribute to the Scottish government’s consultations.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities has launched an inquiry on the costs of infant formula to families in the UK and the impact that the choice of infant formula, and the purchase of infant formula is having on the health, well-being and financial situation of families.
As part of France’s Food and Agriculture Bill ministers voted against banning companies from advertising children’s foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
Parliament's Health and Social Care Committee has published a new inquiry report on Childhood Obesity, calling for better government leadership and a range of measures to curb junk food marketing. Sustain & Children's Food Campaign respond.
There’s a showcase event for a unique organisation which brings academics and those working in food together to analyse our food system.
The Centre for Food Policy is holding an event to discuss what the research gaps are in getting public-private action to be more effective in promoting nutrition.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) say that banning trans fats could save half a million lives every year.
Every baker on the podium in the bread category of this year’s awards is a Real Bread Campaign supporter.
The Health Select Committee’s Inquiry on childhood obesity took evidence from several government ministers yesterday. During proceedings, Public Health Minister Steve Brine commented that Brexit was an opportunity ‘to take back control’ of our food labelling.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to campaigning on junk food marketing from Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sustain and our alliance of organisations. We applaud this bold ambition, as part of the launch of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy. Show your support for the Mayor’s proposal?
Secondary school food is a hot topic at the moment, whether it's free school meal uptake, stay on site policies or junk food shops nearby. We're teaming up with School Food Matters to get responses from staff working in London's secondary schools to find out more about the work to improve the food and the barriers many face. Complete our survey for a chance to win one of five £20 M&S Vouchers.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared war on junk food marketing, as part of her Government's new pledge to halve child obesity by 2030.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to Sustain's campaigns for this action. Sustain applauds this bold ambition, as part of the launch today of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy.
Following Scotland’s introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol Public Health England are to review evidence over introducing the system south of the border.
Join the Alexandra Rose Charity as they launch their vouchers scheme to help families in Southwark buy fruit and veg.
As Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches #BritainsFatFight, a new Parents' Jury survey wants to hear your views on how far advertising and promotions of unhealthy foods are influencing children's food preferences, and what you would like to see companies and the government do about junk food marketing.
A campaign is running to install drinking fountains in Loughborough town centre.
The loss of Geographical Indication (GI) after leaving the EU could cost the UK food industry billions of pounds.
As the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee opens its first oral enquiry on Childhood Obesity today, Sustain and Children's Food Campaign have called for renewed cross-governmental leadership across tax, advertising regulations, education and farming policies.
Ben Pearson, Food Power's Empowerment Programme Officer, co-facilitated a session with two young people to help participants explore a variety of sustainable and effective approaches to working with people who have a live experience of food poverty.
New analysis from the Food and You survey shows more detailed picture of food in Wales, with 9% in the country experiencing low food security
A new marketing fund for vegetables will be launched next week by The Food Foundation.
The European Commission launches an investigation into front of pack nutritional labelling.
The UK’s first Food and Poverty conference was recently held at King’s College and the new ENUF network has been launched for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in food poverty.
A new drinking water fund is working with landowners to install drinking water fountains across the capital.
The number of three day food supplies given out in the UK rose 13% from 2017-2018, more than double the growth from the previous period. Sustain urges more action ‘beyond the food bank’ in response.
A parliamentary report into the impact of Brexit on the processed food and drink sector has found that a no EU deal scenario would be disastrous for UK exports and should be avoided.
The Real Bread Campaign is warning shoppers buying industrial loaves advertised using claims of freshness that they might not be getting what they expect.
Watch Sustain's Deputy CEO, Ben Reynolds, in action in a 25 minute TV roundtable that explored the UK's Soft Drinks Industry Levy, and other policy action to reduce sugar.
In response to a Real Bread Campaign complaint, on 18 April 2018 the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Pret A Manger advertising products as ‘natural’ is misleading.
As the government looks to update its child obesity strategy, the Children's Food Campaign and Sustain have joined forces with Jamie Oliver, in a new #AdEnough campaign to curb junk food marketing, featuring selfies with covered eyes - the only effective ad-blocker children currently have.
Sustain has welcomed commitments from shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth that a future Labour Government would introduce legal standards for hospital food, extend the sugary drinks tax and ban junk food advertising during family TV, for the benefit of the nation's health.
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) welcomes the Soft Drinks Industry Levy saying that it has successfully encouraged manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products.
Pasture for Life have started to certify dairy farmers who produce milk from cows that only ever eat grass and pasture.
NHS England faced criticism yesterday after releasing figures that showed one third of hospitals had failed to sign up to their initiative to reduce sugary drinks sales. Read Sustain's response.
The Global Food Crisis Report shows rise in the amount of people starving. The areas most in need are north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, where nearly 32 million people were food-insecure and in need of urgent assistance.
A survey by Diabetes UK found that 73% of respondents want cafes, restaurants and takeaways to use traffic light labelling.
This Friday, 6 April 2018, sees the Government introduce its Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Read on for a comment from Sustain who have led a coalition of campaigning for this over the last five years.
There were 617,000 hospital admissions where obesity was listed as a primary or secondary diagnosis in 2016-17. This is 18 per cent more than the 524,725 admitted in 2015-16, according to the NHS Digital data released yesterday. Read the response from the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is setting up a new think tank to consider the enormous implications of Brexit on trading standards
Applications are open until 18 April for projects in England that will benefit disadvantaged families during the 2018 summer holidays.
With vegan and vegetarian food becoming mainstream the sector is predicted to grow by 8% each year according to a new report.
Major football associations, leagues and one in four Premier League clubs have partnerships with junk food companies, including chocolate and sugary drinks brands. Take action to ask football to drop junk food partnerships for good.
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