Sustain has been shortlisted for the Campaigning Team of the Year category for its work on a Sugary Drinks Tax.
Malcolm Clark, who coordinates the Sugary Drinks Tax campaign commented, “To think when we launched the campaign for a sugary drinks duty in January 2013, when the idea seemed – and indeed was – far outside of the political mainstream, that three years later it would be included in the Budget is quite a fantastic achievement. Our campaign has always been about an evidence-based policy which is targeted, proportionate and works. But by no means was success inevitable, in fact quite the opposite, which is why we deserve to win this award.”
He continued: “It shows how people and campaigns CAN change government policy and overcome the might of industry lobbying, vested interests and initially sceptical politicians. Together with our supporters we have achieved a great milestone in government intervention to improve children’s diets and health. We are keen to share the steps to our success with a wider audience, and getting the recognition of this award would help us do this with the rest of the charity sector."
The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Now in their 17th year, the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine - the leading title for UK non-profit professionals. This year’s winners will be announced at the Charity Times Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 28 September 2016 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The event was attended by over six hundred guests in 2015 and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.
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The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The awards are free to enter and open to any UK-based registered charity, or international charity with registered UK offices. Now in their 17th year the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine, the leading title for UK non-profit professionals: www.charitytimes.com/awards @CharityTAwards #CharityTimesAwards
Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. Sustain operates in collaboration with its membership to facilitate the exchange of information and devise and implement policies and practices on particular issues of common concern, and which encourage businesses to produce, process and market foods which are good for health and the environment, and which make sustainable good choices the easy choice.
Campaign for a Sugary Drinks Tax
The campaign is coordinated by Sustain through its work on Children's Food. The last year has seen the successful culmination of three year’s work to get the Government to introduce a tax on drinks with added sugar, to improve children’s health in particular and the burden of diet-related disease on the NHS. With the support of Jamie Oliver and numerous organisations, experts, MPs and the public, our campaign, run on a shoestring but backed up by sound evidence, became high profile and ultimately featured in the Chancellor’s budget in March 2016.
Published 1 Aug 2016
Children's Food Campaign: Better food and food teaching for children in schools, and protection of children from junk food marketing are the aims of Sustain's high-profile Children's Food Campaign. We also want clear food labelling that can be understood by everyone, including children.