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This Saturday marks the 4th anniversary of Chapter 2 of the Government’s Child Obesity Plan. 70% of the commitments made in the plan, beyond those on schools, have either been delayed or disappeared entirely, with only four commitments delivered. Meanwhile Government data indicates that it is way off meeting its own target of halving childhood obesity by 2030.
Sustain worked closely with Barnsley Council to take junk food out of the spotlight and set the stage for healthier food.
Health campaigners say Prime Minister has put narrow political interests ahead of child health, as Government says delays to several flagship initiatives designed to take unhealthy food and drink out of the spotlight put narrow political interests ahead of child health.
We are pleased to announce that the Obesity Health Alliance have joined Sustain. This formalises a longstanding partnership working together to improve the nation’s health.
Sustain welcomes news that restrictions on unhealthy food advertising before 9pm and online becomes the law.
Kellogg’s have taken the Government to court over the cereal manufacturer’s opposition to the Nutrient Profile Model which is used to assess the healthiness of products. The NPM is used as a basis for many Government health policies including those restricting the promotion of products that fail to meet the threshold.
Two adverts for the family friendly cricket tournament The Hundred which were sponsored by KP Snacks have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, who ruled that they breached rules protecting children from exposure to unhealthy food and drink marketing.
The Department for Health and Social Care has now issued the detailed technical guidance and proposed enforcement process for new restrictions on in-store location and multi-buy price promotions on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar. Children's Food Campaign responds.
40 health organisations, academics and food groups are calling on the Government to stop delaying publication of the final report of the voluntary industry Sugar Reduction Programme. The call comes on the 4th anniversary of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which had removed 48,000 tonnes of sugar per year from soft drinks from 2015 to 2019.
Fizz Free Feb is over, but it’s a pleasure to look back and celebrate some of the hard work that went on all over the country. We had a chat with Barnet Hill Academy to find out what they’d been up to.