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Campaign partners

Citizens UK, the powerful alliance of local community organising groups, is calling for a 20% sugary drinks duty and the creation of a Children’s Health Fund as part of its manifesto asks for parties at the next general election. Manifesto

Food Active is a Healthy Weight Campaign established by the North West Directors of Public Health to address the significant levels of obesity in the region.  Food Active has published research modelling the impact of sugary drinks duty in the North West and conducted polling on the popularity of a duty. NW model

Facility of Public Health, the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom, whose membership includes over 3,300 health professionals, is actively supporting the campaign. FPH position paper

Action on Sugar, a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health, has proposed the introduction of a sugary drinks duty, as part of its eight point plan to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.  AoS Plan

Irish Heart Foundation is calling for the establishment of a Children’s Future Health Fund, paid for by a 20% tax on sugary drinks, to promote a healthier future for all Irish children.  Infographic Pre-Budget 2015 submission

Supporting organisations

Over 60 organisations supported the publication of The Children’s Future Fund report in January 2013.  Those backing the report’s recommendations of a 20% sugary drinks duty include:

Medical Professions
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, British Dental Association, British Dietetic Association, British Medical Association, Royal Society for Public Health, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Public Health Experts
British Dental Health Foundation, European Public Health Alliance, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke, Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, UK Health Forum, World Cancer Research Fund, World Public Health Nutrition Association

Children’s Charities
National Children's Bureau, National Day Nurseries Association, School Food Matters, Woodcraft Folk

Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, UNISON

Environmental NGOs
Compassion in World Farming, Food for Life Partnership, Friends of the Earth, Garden Organic, Soil Association, Waste Watch

National Federation of Women's Institutes, Netmums, New Economics Foundation, Trading Standards Institute


Lord Darzi, Chair, London Health Commission

Professor Susan Jebb

Ben Bradshaw MP, former health minister

Jamie Oliver


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