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.
16/01/2018 Children's Food Campaign
Sustain responds to press reports on Coca-Cola's plans to change the sizing and prices of some of their products ahead of the implementation of the Sugary Drinks Tax.
10/01/2018 Sugary Drinks Duty
School Food Matters backs Jamie Oliver's calls on the government to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.
09/01/2018 Children's Food Campaign
Labels that warn about the risks of sugary drinks steered virtual consumers to unsweetened drinks in a study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
21/12/2017 Sugar Smart UK
It’s that time of year again where we look to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a significant contribution towards the Children’s Food Campaign’s goals over the past twelve months; and name the ‘zeroes’ who have thrown roadblocks in the way. Tell us who you would like to see win these awards.
19/12/2017 Children's Food Campaign
Each year thousands of deaths could be prevented by taxing unhealthy foods and subsidising healthy ones. These are the findings of a new study which links the correlation between the cost of healthy foods and shopping behaviour.
01/12/2017 Sugar Smart UK
Study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with the University of Cambridge found adding a 10p levy to sugary drinks sold in Jamie’s Italian restaurants resulted in a decline in sales.
Marking one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, Public Health England have published a short progress report and announced the next stages of the Plan. In response, the Children’s Food Campaign have criticised the lack of cross-Government oversight of the Plan, and the Department for Education's failure to make any progress on its commitments.
18/08/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The end of the school term has been marked by the disappointing double-loss of promised Government funding for health and wellbeing initiatives in schools. The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund budget has been cut by £315 million - ie. a 3/4 reduction. And the Government has confirmed it will no longer be going ahead with the offer of free breakfasts to all primary school children, as it had originally promised in its General Election manifesto.
27/07/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The manufacturer of Lucozade, Ribena and Orangina plans to reformuate all of its soft drink brands this year, to avoid incurring the sugar tax.
11/06/2017 Sugary Drinks Duty
Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Sustain have launched a new campaign which supports organisations looking to change the amount of sugar we consume. They are now encouraging organisations to register on the new SUGAR SMART website, for support in tackling sugar within their premises, and also those wanting to run campaigns across their local area.
22/05/2017 Sugar Smart UK
The All-Pary Parliamentary Group on Hunger has published its report on hunger amongst children during the school holidays.
25/04/2017 Food Poverty
Sustain's Childrens Food Campaign sets its sights on the fate of the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy in Tuesday's Finance Bill
21/04/2017 Sugary Drinks Duty
Public Health England (PHE) has published guidelines setting out how the food industry should act to help children consume less sugar, targeting the everyday foods that contribute the most to children's sugar intakes.
02/04/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The House of Commons Health Committee echoes campaigners, including Sustain, when it says it is 'extremely disappointed' at the lack of ambition in the Government's proposals for tackling childhood obesity.
02/04/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The Food and Drink Federation, trade association for the food manufacturers, now says that it will be impossible to meet the target of reducing sugar content by 20% by 2020.
24/03/2017 Children's Food Campaign
Have you heard about the “Kids’ Sugar” category? Sadly, it’s not an award for the cutest child actor, or anything as innocent as that. It is the official name given by manufacturers and advertisers to the sweets, candies and other sugary confections that they make for and promote to children.
20/03/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The Children's Health Fund, administered by Sustain, has opened its next round of grants Water Works to improve access to free drinking water, particularly for children and young people.
09/03/2017 Children's Health Fund
Good news from the Budget. The Chancellor has confirmed the final Soft Drinks Industry Levy rates of 18 pence per litre and 24 pence per litre for the two sugar bands at 5g/100ml and 8g/100ml respectively. It is now over to MPs to pass the legislation, and then manufacturers and retailers to continue to raise their sugar reduction game.
08/03/2017 Children's Food Campaign
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