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.
Calling all Londoners! Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to embrace the outdoors with Capital Growth.
A national tour is asking the public about what matters to them about food, farming and countryside, as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU.
A new marketing fund for vegetables will be launched next week by The Food Foundation.
Join Pesticides Action Network UK in calling for a Pesticide Free London
Eating Better have written a practical guide for how to navigate ethically eating meat and dairy. They also provide a guide for de-coding labels.
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.
The Faculty of Public Health and a coalition of public health groups, including Sustain, are supporting a Lords amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, called the ‘Do No Harm’ amendment, and tabled by Crossbench Peer Lord Warner.
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.
Today, the Labour Party’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, will announce a new commitment that a future Labour government would place hospital food standards on the same legal basis as school food standards.
Jim Sikorski has been an NHS doctor for 38 years, and is one of the cofounders of Sydenham Garden, as well as a keen gardener. Ahead of Capital Growth’s seventh Big Dig Day on 21 April and 10 year anniversary, he shares 10 reasons why you should grow food (and get down to your local community garden to do so).
The proposed revisions to the planning policy framework for England are open for consultation. But are the proposals a missed opportunity for a more sustainable food system?
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.
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.
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.
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