A new study from Cancer Research and the University of Liverpool with 2,500 7-11 year olds reveals once again how increased exposure to junk food advertising increases children’s desire for less healthy products.
No one should have to go to bed hungry, yet food poverty is growing rapidly. So how can we help? End Hunger Week runs from 13-21 October and is an opportunity for people, communities and businesses to unite and campaign for change in the root causes of poverty, as well as work together to respond to offer food lifelines to those in need.
Over 30% of Healthy Start vouchers are not being claimed in London, which would help low income young families afford a healthy diet. London is below national average, with some local authorities making little attempt to increase update. Over £200K is unclaimed across 13 London boroughs.
Join Blackburn with Darwen Food Alliance on Friday 19 October as young people from the school, along with support of Darwen Vale & Nightsafe, launch their #DarwengetsHangry campaign.
After a pilot installing 20 fountains this summer, the Mayor has partnered with Thames Water to scale up the scheme with an estimated £5million investment jointly. Sustain welcome the leadership but question whether the ambition measures up to the scale of the problem it is trying to tackle.
Eight years since publishing its original Are Supermarket Bloomers Pants? report, the Real Bread Campaign believes that what much of supermarket ‘in-store bakery’ still amounts to is little more than in-store theatre.
Sustain members GM Freeze and Beyond GM have joined together to launch a new petition to protect consumers’ rights in knowing whether they are buying food made from GM ingredients.
Sustain member, the Vegetarian Society, have created their own vegetarian Eatwell guide as an alternative to the government’s meat based plate.
The Children's Food Campaign has launched a new survey to make sure parents' views are heard in response to government proposals to ban the sale of energy drinks to children. Join our Parents' Jury today if you want to take part. Deadline: Thursday 25 October 2018.
A Real Bread Campaign investigation of in-store bakery and own brand loaf manufacture, labelling and marketing.
The Campaign believes The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ response to its call for improved loaf labelling and marketing legislation is a failure to protect shoppers and small, independent bakeries.
In light of a newspaper front page revelation, the Campaign has renewed its long-standing call for a legal definition, and criteria for use, of 'freshly-baked' and similar marketing claims.
The sandwich retailer Pret a Manger has promised to display full ingredients lists, following the tragic death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse as the result of her allergic reaction after eating a Pret baguette that she did not know contained sesame.
The scourge of sourfaux is being reported widely as the result of an investigation carried out by Which? in association with the Real Bread Campaign.
A study by the Union GMB has found that almost one in ten school staff are bringing in their own food for hungry kids. Read Sustain’s comment.
The government wants to hear your thoughts on labelling food with information on calories when eating in cafes, restaurants and takeaways - a move welcomed by Sustain member Diabetes UK.
More children are eating fast food meals in the US and they are not eating the healthy choices according to new research from the Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity.
The UK will create its own Geographical Indication (GI) system if there is a no-deal Brexit.
Sustainable Food Cities have two new practical guides on food partnerships with local authorities.
Having been censured in the UK for its misleading use of the word natural as the result of a Real Bread Campaign complaint, multinational food-to-go chain Pret a Manger faces a legal challenge in the USA.
From October, local authorities will be encouraged to submit proposals for a new Trailblazer programme to tackle childhood obesity, in a partnership between the Department of Health and the Local Government Association. Children's Food Campaign welcomes the initiative, but says it will need to be scaled up for systemic change.
Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intake, according to a recent study. The research also showed that having a mood disorder did not make people more inclined to eat foods with a high-sugar content.
The Children’s Food Campaign has won a landmark ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to stop Kinder targeting adverts to children via its Kindernauts website, Magic Kinder website, app and YouTube films. But parents say rules designed to protect children are still not good enough.
The Fair by Design campaign to help tackle the poverty premium has been launched today.
We have submitted evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee as part of their follow up enquiry into the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK
Ahead of his visit later this year, Sustain has submitted evidence to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and extreme poverty on the state of the Right to Food in the UK
New report finds that there are an estimated 14.2 million people living in poverty in the U.K
The amount of sugar in foods is now the top concern of consumers, replacing price, according to new research from the Food Standards Agency.
Sustain member The British Dietetic Association (BDA) supports legislation to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children - including in vending machines.
New research by Sustain member the Food Foundation shows that low income households may be struggling to afford food that follows the Eat Well Guide
Children's Food Campaign welcomes the start of the Government consultation on proposals to introduce a ban on the sale of high-sugar, high-caffeine 'energy' drinks to children, as part of Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan for Action, launched in June 2018.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, announces there will be public drinking fountains across the capital from Brixton to North Acton to Beckenham.
The End Hunger UK campaign, of which Sustain is a member, is running Behind Closed Doors, a touring exhibition of photography and poetry demonstrating some experiences food insecurity.
The SUGAR SMART campaign held a successful one year celebration event at London's City Hall, bringing together nearly 100 local campaign leads, organisations, businesses and individuals tackling sugar overconsumption in their communities across the UK.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against a KFC 'Mars Krushem' milkshake outside a primary school and a TV ad for Kellogg's Coco Pops shown on a children's channel, but rules aimed at protecting kids from junk food marketing are still not strong enough, say health campaigners.
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust joins the SUGAR SMART Campaign and announces a ban on sugary drinks sales across all its retail sites, including WHSmith and Marks & Spencer.
Three months after the Real Bread Campaign wrote to Defra on the issue of industrial loaf fabricators using refined flour in loaves marketed as ‘wholemeal’, the department has replied.
As the latest data from Public Health England's National Child Measurement Programme show obesity levels amongst 10-11 year olds at an all-time high, it's critical to move quickly to adopt new measures in Government Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 and go beyond these, says Children's Food Campaign.
Sustain and the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) are raising awareness about the potential Meals on Wheels services have to combat malnutrition, food poverty and social isolation in older people, as well as other wider benefits such as preventative support and local employment or volunteering opportunities.
Get your local authority to tell us what it is doing to address food poverty!
Seven cities and local authorities are looking to dump junk food adverts or promote healthier ones in an effort to tackle diet related disease in their area. The pledges to act were made by places ranging from Bournemouth & Poole to Glasgow following the Sustainable Food Cities conference, just hours after the launch of the Government’s Obesity Plan. Restricting junk food advertising is one of the headline measures of the Plan, alongside a Government pledge to support local trailblazers taking action to improve children’s health.
Patti Rundall OBE, policy director of Baby Milk Action, gives an eye-witness account of US government bullying tactics to prevent global efforts to protect breastfeeding and restrict misleaing marketing of breastmilk substitutes. It wasn't "fake news", she says - it really happened - "I know, I was there".
Food Power works with a network of approximately 50 alliances or networks developing preventative and long-term responses to food poverty. The programme includes a particular focus on involving experts by experience at a strategic level. In this series of three interviews, some of those involved in the programme explore what this means for them.
The End Hunger UK coalition have launched a petition today calling on the Prime Minister to fix universal credit.
This news item was first published 20 January 2017. Click here for all updates on this case since 20 December 2016 Despite Pret a Manger claiming to “shun obscure chemicals”, the Real Bread Campaign has discovered that this “natural” sandwich chain is serving its unsuspecting customers a cocktail of artificial additives including diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono-and diglycerides (E472e) and l-cysteine hydrochloride (E920).
California has passed a state law that will prevent any new local drinks or food taxes for the next 12 years.
New research by The Mirror has shown bottled water from the same source being sold for three times the price under a different label. Read Sustain’s comment on another bottled water con.
Children's Food Campaign & Obesity Health Alliance call for tougher restrictions on online advertising after the ASA bans three advertising campaigns by Mondelez/Cadbury, Swizzels Matlow and Cloetta (Chewits).
Replying to a parliamentary question prompted by the Real Bread Campaign’s latest loaf labelling crusade, the Minister of State at Defra has rejected any improvement “in the interests of reducing unnecessary regulatory burden”.
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