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.
Against a rising tide of public anger and political noise demanding action on childhood obesity and plastic waste, has the time come for a rebirth of the humble drinking fountain, and could it become a positive physical emblem of the kind of country we want following Brexit?
From October 2017, all children attending YMCA nurseries and pre-schools across Southampton will soon be able to independently access fresh drinking water from newly installed outdoors water fountains.
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.
Money raised from a voluntary tax on sugary drinks in restaurants across the UK will be used to provide meals for children during the school holidays.
The Children’s Health Fund celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday 11 October, after raising nearly £90,000 since launching in September 2015.
Authors of a new study published in PLOS ONE report that soda sales were down in Mexico for the first year after an 8% tax on soda and other junk foods went into effect.
Sheffield City Trust are launching their own sugary drinks levy in 11 leisure centres.
Restaurant Sector funds free drinking fountains across the UK
Lucozade Ribena Suntory is to launch a low-calorie variant dubbed Lucozade Zero for its two most popular flavours, a move it is backing with a £5m marketing campaign and which it said was in response to "the nation's changing health agenda".
Money raised from a tax on sugary drinks in restaurants across the UK will be used to open water fountains in parks and public spaces in some of the most deprived areas of the country. These will be paid for by the Children's Health Fund, launched in 2015 by Sustain and funded by a 10p levy on drinks with added sugar in over 130 of the UK’s leading restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.
Last week Berkeley City Council unanimously accepted most of the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Panel of Experts recommendations (Items 33 and 34) to invest into school and community-based efforts to reduce sugary drink consumption and address the health disparities associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks.
The debate showed those speaking in the House of Lords look favourably on the need for a sugary drinks tax spearheading a range of measures for tacklling childhood obesity and diet related problems.
London’s City Hall has announced that it is introducing a ten pence charge on all added-sugar soft drinks sold in its café.
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