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Five actions for Government Spending Review to increase children's access to healthy food

As Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP prepares the next Government Spending Review, Sustain has submitted five policy proposals to ensure all children have access to healthy food.

Health experts call for honest labelling on 'healthy' fruit snacks

New research from Action on Sugar exposes the popular 'healthy' fruit snacks that are loaded with free sugars and misleading claims. 

Ask your MP to call on the  government to invest in children's health

Sustain is looking for your support in calling for five policy commitments to protect children's health and increase access to nutritious food. Support our call and write to your MP.

Fill in our survey! What should a ring-fenced Sugar Levy be spent on?

Sustain, in collaboration with Food for Life and School Food Matters, are exploring the case for calling on the government to ring-fence Sugar Levy income to create a new fund to support healthy eating in schools.

IPPR report calls on Government to use tax system to promote healthier food

Slashing childhood obesity levels to 1980s levels could save the NHS and society £425 BILLION over children's lifetimes, according to the IPPR report, supported by Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

Scrapping Public Health England puts obesity work at risk, says food charity Sustain

Health secretary, Matt Hancock has confirmed that Public Health England (PHE) will be replaced by a new National Institute for Health Protection that will focus on pandemics. Concerns are raised over the future of PHE's public campaigns and product reformulation work. 

Government confirms 9pm watershed for junk food adverts amongst raft of policies to tackle obesity.

Read Sustain's response to the Government’s new obesity strategy, which will include a 9pm watershed on junk food advertising and similar restrictions online, which food charity Sustain has been calling for through its Children’s Food Campaign for over a decade.

Pester Power or Parent Power?

Parents want to see an end to the use of popular children's characters and brand mascots on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar, according to a new report Pester Power or Parent Power? published by the Children's Food Campaign and Food Active. 

Food Active re-launch their Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight

Food Active have re-launched their Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight (HWD) with a brand new logo, refreshed commitments and a suite of resources to support local action on obesity, through increased opportunities for healthy food and time spent being active in the places where we learn, work and play.

Health organisations urge Prime Minister to give green light to obesity action

Action on Sugar and 47 leading health charities and research groups, including the Children's Food Campaign, are urging the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement all recommendations from existing Childhood Obesity Plans.  

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