More than 50 organisations have written to Alan Johnson MP to express their disappointment at the Department for Education's u-turn on its commitment to make practical cookery skills a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
12/10/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Commenting on the news that Britain is now the most obese country in Europe, Richard Watts of the Children's Food Campaign said..
10/10/2006 Children's Food Campaign
..we are disappointed that Ofcom have, yet again, made a pig's ear of this consultation by not researching people's views on the option of a 9pm watershed for junk food TV adverts.
09/10/2006 Children's Food Campaign
For the last year the Due South has been inviting everyone who eats at the restaurant to add an extra pound per head to their bill to support charities that are involved with sustainable food production and distribution
London Food Link have submitted a response to the consultation on the ODAs (Olympic Delivery Authority's) procurement policy.
02/10/2006 London Food Link
The Children's Food Bill coalition has slammed the communications regulator Ofcom for their secrecy over the results of their consultation on junk food advertising aimed at children.
04/08/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Applications for The Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2006 are now being invited and are open to any UK hotel or guesthouse with 6 or more guest bedrooms.
01/08/2006 London Food Link
"We welcome Tony Blair's recognition that childhood obesity is now the number one public health issue we face. We know poor diet, promoted by junk food advertising, is a major cause of obesity. The Government's policy to solve the problem by voluntary agreements is doomed to failure - voluntary restrictions have never worked and won't start now. If the Government is serious about tackling childhood obesity, the first step would be to protect children from junk food TV ads before 9pm."
26/07/2006 Children's Food Campaign
London Food Link help restaurant to source produce from within the tube network, as seen on TV!
05/07/2006 London Food Link
Richard Watts, Campaign Coordinator for the Children's Food Bill said: 'Ofcom have folded under enormous pressure from the health and consumer lobby, and under threat of judicial review by the National Heart Forum, and are now consulting on protecting children from junk food TV adverts before the 9pm watershed. Given the scale of problems with childhood obesity we are confident that the case for getting tough on junk food TV adverts is very strong - and we are delighted that Ofcom have now said they will listen to us.'
26/06/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Campaigners for the Children's Food Bill today welcomed the Government's announcement on improving the quality of food in schools.
24/05/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Rural Development Programme for England 2007 - 2013 Consultation response by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.
22/05/2006 Good Food on the Public Plate
The world's top 25 food companies appear not to be taking the new global diet and health agenda seriously enough, says an 80 page report from The City University out today.
Responding to media speculation that tomorrow Ofcom will recommend banning TV adverts for junk food before the early evening, Richard Watts, Children's Food Bill campaign coordinator at Sustain, said: "If Ofcom are serious about putting children's health above the narrow interests of the food and advertising industries they should stop all junk food TV ads before the 9pm watershed.
27/03/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, has reacted with concern to reports on the BBC that the soft drinks industry has known for years that cancer-causing Benzene can form in soft drinks that contain Vitamin C.
01/03/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Campaigners for better children's food welcomed the Education Bill published today. The Bill will mean that there are tough rules on the standard of school meals, as well as other food sold in schools. This sounds the death-knell for 'Turkey Twizzlers' and other junk foods in schools.
28/02/2006 Children's Food Campaign
Sustain's Food and Mental Health Project has now released its report on the connection between food and mental health. Changing Diets, Changing Minds: how food affects mental health and behaviour was released on 16 January.
15/01/2006 Food & Mental Health
A response from Sustain's Children's Food Bill campaign to the Department for Education and Skills' Transforming School Food consultation welcomes the thrust of the School Meals Review Panels report, but makes 18 specific supplementary recommendations. The introduction of nutrient based standards is one of the provisions of the Children's Food Bill, but these standards must be extended to all food available in schools and standards should also take account of sustainable development.
15/12/2005 Children's Food Campaign
Launched on the 25th November 2005 at a food strategy consultation event, this report for the London Development Agency details work undertaken by London Food Link explorimg opportunities for sustainable food to be introduced into London schools.
07/12/2005 London Food Link
The Judges' Special Award was given to Sustain, the alliance for 'better food and farming'. Judge Sheila Dillon said: 'It was Sustain's work into food that made it possible to start thinking about what to do, and what was wrong with school dinners.'
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