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.
Whether you are leading a local campaign, taking action as a participating setting, or an individual, take part in SUGAR SMART September using our free resources and sugar reduction challenge ideas.
Does a stranger having heart disease matter as much to me as one having tuberculosis? This was the challenge given at a recent mini-Inquiry at City University looking at whether some public health goals can be supported via new farm policy.
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.
According to The NHS, ‘some people with wheat sensitivity have no problems when they eat […] sourdough bread […] or any bread from a specialist bakery, rather than a supermarket.’
14 cities and local areas receive funding from Sustainable Food Cities to run Veg Cities campaigns. Nottingham and Glasgow are the first to launch their campaigns in August, following successful pilots in Cardiff, Brighton & Hove and Birmingham.
The possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’ has raised the spectre of potential food shortages. Sustain comments, urging a fair, measured and well-planned approach to avoid unnecessary food disruption and anxiety, particularly for the 8.4 million people in the UK already living with food insecurity.
Modern Baker in Oxford has secured £100k to explore whether freezing can help make carbohydrates healthier
Sustain is shortlisted for its work on Brexit (PR Team category), SUGAR SMART (Campaigning Team category) and for the Children's Health Fund (Corporate Partnership with a Retailer category). The winners will be announced on 3 October 2018.
Sustain is pleased that the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England touches on food production and access to healthier food.
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.
Academics, public health advocates and food and farming specialists have joined forces to call on the Prime Minister and her Cabinet, formally to recognise public health as a public good in UK agriculture policy.
Urban growers from across London came together to share ideas on how food growing can promote good mental health, and learn about social prescribing and social and therapeutic horticulture.
Countries wanting to import meat into Europe will now have to abide by EU laws on antibiotics.
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".
A study of around 2000 Brits has found that two in three use baking as a way to relax.
Today NHS England have announced that an outright ban on selling sugary drinks in foodservice or retail outlets on NHS premises will not come into force in July 2018, despite including a clause in NHS hospital contracts earlier this year that hinted a ban would be imposed.
The Government has now published details of Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan. Children's Food Campaign welcomes bold pledges to curb junk food marketing and strengthen School Food standards, but an overall B Grade suggests much more work is needed to turn commitments into action.
On 27 June at Cardiff City Hall, Food Power will host a conference on how local food networks can tackle the root causes of food poverty.
Foods containing artificial trans fats can no longer be bought in US restaurants and grocery shops.
Following his return to civvy street, former army medic Giles Farrington has been living with mental health issues that linger from his time in service. He shares how a passion for Real Bread has become a valuable part of his life.
Following on from a piece in the Guardian about big pharmaceutical companies' marketing campaigns muddying the waters on antiobiotic use in farming, Sustain CEO Kath Dalmeny has written an opinion piece for them. You can read the piece in full here.
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
Big pharmaceutical companies are using social media campaigns to muddy the waters on overuse of antibiotics in farming.
New research from Action on Salt shows that average salt content of restaurant and fast food salads has increased 13% since 2014.
Sustain member Eating Better welcomes Simon Billing as their new executive director.
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.
Sustain member the British Dietetic Association calls for investment to tackle preventable malnutrition which affects millions of people across the UK.
Vounder Garden is a pilot horticultural therapy programme run by the Eden Project based in Cornwall. It uses horticulture and gardening to provide weekly sessions over a period of 12 months to support 12 individuals living with anxiety and depression.
A new study shows that people who eat an egg a day could ‘significantly’ reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.
This half-day seminar, 11 July 2018, will examine the question: ‘Public health as a ‘public good’ from agriculture: How can we win support for this principle from UK policy makers?’
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.
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.
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.
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?
The House of Lords has voted in favour of 15 significant amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, set to return to the House of Commons within weeks. Several are highly relevant to standards for food, farming and fishing.
The Government confirmed on 16 May that the ‘Do No Harm’ public health duty will remain as a central tenet of UK policy after the UK leaves the European Union.
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.
New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates that parks & green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health & wellbeing benefits.
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.
The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging all bakeries and baking schools to make and publish their plans as soon as possible for the annual, international celebration of genuine sourdough.
The Faculty of Public Health, representing around 4,000 health professionals, has called on the government to recognise public health as a public good in farm policy.
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.
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