Sustain member FareShare launches its ActiveAte campaign to provide meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.
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?
Research with parents by Food Active in the North West of England reveals high levels of concern about junk food marketing, and further evidence that the public wants the Government to take action as part of forthcoming 'Chapter Two' of the Childhood Obesity Plan
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.
Real Bread Campaign supporters Jilly and Simon Dougan are working with the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) to get children interested in Real Bread making.
Public Health England has revealed mixed progress in achieving voluntary sugar reduction targets, with two-thirds of the top 20 companies achieving no change, or even increasing sugar content. Children's Food Campaign responds.
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.
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 new fund has been launched to tackle the critical issue of veg consumption which is contributing to 20,000 premature deaths every year in the UK.
Beyond GM are hosting an event on how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illnesses in children.
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.
Root Camp, the London charity that takes urban children on rural residential food growing and cooking weeks, is offering discounts and bursaries this summer.
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.
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.
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.
Applications are open until 18 April for projects in England that will benefit disadvantaged families during the 2018 summer holidays.
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.
The Children’s Health Fund, which pioneered the Sugary Drinks Levy in the UK is calling for some of the Government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy which starts on April 6 2018 to go towards a new wave of school drinking water fountains.
Ask your London local public health leaders to sign the Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food and to run a local Sugar Smart campaign
As the Government prepares the next stage of its Childhood Obesity Plan, is it time to end the love affair between children’s favourite cartoon characters and junk food? asks Children's Food Campaign's Barbara Crowther.
Government lets schools know how to get funding from the money raised through the sugary drinks levy.
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.
Children’s health experts fear a future trade deal with the US could undermine UK efforts to reduce sugar consumption and import American levels of diet-related diseases alongside their produce.
The annual international Real Bread Week once again saw people of all ages rising to the challenge of baking the own additive-free loaves or buying them from local, independent bakeries.
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.
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.
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.
Bristol is set to get inspired about food as a new programme “Teaching a City to Cook” launches alongside a competition to find the city’s Young Cook of the Year. SUGAR SMART Bristol, local chefs and others team up to get the city's next generation cooking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second reading of Frank Fields MP’s School Holidays (Meals and Provisions) Bill has prompted a response from government.
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.
An alliance of high street brands launch a voluntary Code of Practice that includes a sugar reduction target of 20 per cent, as set out in the Childhood Obesity Plan.
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.
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.
Sugary brands including Kinder, Chewits and Kellogg’s CocoPops were exposed by BBC Newsnight on Monday 15 January for continuing to target under-16s via websites, games, toys, apps and cartoon characters.
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