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Keep public pressure up on MPs to invest in children's health with our new video

Sustain launches a new video making the case for Government investment in children's health, as public and political pressure on Ministers grows ahead of the Spending Review.

Our public e-action on children's health in the Spending Review has now reached over one quarter of all MPs. Check out Sustain's latest video making the case for Government to level up support for families and ensure all children have the best start in life. Take our action below to email your MP, and share our video and e-action in your networks.

This week also sees the launch of Marcus Rashford's public petition on the UK Parliament website asking Ministers to expand and extend support for children and families experiencing food insecurity to access healthy food. We encourage you to put your voice behind both campaigns.

Help support our five policy calls below by writing to your MP

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Make the government’s Spending Review count for children’s health. 

  1. Invest Soft Drinks Industry Levy income spend on children’s health via a healthy food investment fund. 
  2. Expand the School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme to all 4.7 million primary age children, sourcing high standard produce from British Farmers. 
  3. Increase the value of the Healthy Start Vouchers to £4.25 and extend to all pregnant women and families with under-4’s on Universal Credit. 
  4. Expand free school meals to all children and young people whose families are on Universal Credit or equivalent benefits, regardless of immigration status. 
  5. Extend school holiday activity and food provision to all children in receipt of free school meals in England. 


For more information on Sustain's five calls above, read our submission into the HM Treasury Comprehensive Spending Review.

Published 15 Oct 2020

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.

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