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Danone criticised for premature baby advert

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.

13/03/2018   Children's Food Campaign

Change kids’ environment to tackle childhood obesity

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.

27/02/2018   Children's Food Campaign

Study links industrial loaf products and sugary drinks with increased cancer risk

A French study has found a diet higher in ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of cancer by 12%.

15/02/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Have Coke lost their bottle?

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

Call for age restrictions on energy drinks

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

Sustain welcomes the NHS England ban on the sale of sugary drinks in hospitals

The NHS England ban on the sale of sugary drinks has been written into the updated Standard Contract for hospitals and the new rules will come into force later this year. Read Sustain's response.

04/01/2018   Better Hospital Food

Public Health England launches campaign to change children's snacking habits

Public Health England’s Change4Life Campaign urges parents to limit their children to just two snacks of no more than 100 calories per day.

04/01/2018   Children's Food Campaign

Save the date: National Salt Awareness Week 12th-18th March 2018

Next year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Week will highlight the damage of eating too much salt in early childhood.

16/12/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Shocking amount of salt in supermarket sausages

Some sausages have more salt in them than a double cheeseburger and fries. This is based on new research from Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) which found that some manufacturers appear to have made no effort to lower the salt content in their products.

10/12/2017   Children's Food Campaign

UK 8th out of 10 for food sustainability in Europe

The UK’s approach to food sustainability is lagging behind our European counterparts. A report by the Food Ethics Council using data from The Food Sustainability Index found that the UK is near the bottom of the table - only ahead of Russia and Greece.

07/12/2017   Food and climate change

Fruit & veg voucher project wins major award

The Rose Vouchers, which supports pregnant women and families living on low incomes to eat more healthily, won the best Early Intervention Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2017.

29/11/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Tell Coke what you think of their marketing

Not feeling festive about the Coca-Cola truck visiting your city and handing out sugary drinks to the public and children? Here's some ideas of ways to get a different message out.

09/11/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Coca Cola's announcement for Sugar Awareness Week? More free sugar

Read Sustain's reaction to the announcement of the dates and locations of the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2017.

01/11/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Playing outside is thirsty work

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.

24/10/2017   Children's Health Fund

SUGAR SMART Bristol celebrates a successful first year

One year on, the SUGAR SMART Bristol campaign shares their journey from strength to strength with a new infographic, and considers the next steps ahead.

23/10/2017   Sugar Smart UK

Study shows sugary drinks levy reduces sales

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.

17/10/2017   Sustain

World Bank calls for end to subsidy and promotion of unhealthy foods

An unequivocal report from the World Bank argues for systemic changes on the part of  governments and food corporations, to tackle obesity and non-communicable diseases.

27/08/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Artificial sweeteners: not a panacea

Results of a large-scale study suggest that the use of artificial sweeteners does not help with weight reduction, and may even contribute to heart disease.

31/07/2017   Sugar Smart UK

Good Food Nation Bill stirs debate

Scotland's pioneering Good Food Nation Bill is still at an early stage, but it is already prompting Members of the Scottish Parliament to ask questions about the sort of food supply they want and can achieve.

16/06/2017   Children's Food Campaign

Go SUGAR SMART! Jamie and Sustain join forces on new campaign

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


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