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Unilever announces aims to change its marketing to children

In recognising the seriousness of child obesity globally, the corporation has announced some steps it is taking to reduce marketing and advertising of food and drinks to children. Read our response.

Sugary drinks tax is a sweet success

The first independent and direct evaluation of the impact of the UK's Soft Drinks Industry Levy has indicated a dramatic fall in levels of sugar in drinks. Children's Food Campaign responds.

Premixed alcohol drinks can contain nine teaspoons of sugar

Action on Sugar call for premixed alcohol drinks to be reduced in sugar to help curb obesity epidemic.

SUGAR SMART Barnet Launch highlights schools and high streets in a bid to improve youth health outcomes

Barnet Council launched their SUGAR SMART campaign on 20 January. The event brought together schools, youth projects and the borough's Mayor to celebrate successes and plan next steps ensure healthy futures for the borough's children.

SUGAR SMART Lambeth sets sights on local food businesses

The London Borough of Lambeth is the latest local area to launch its SUGAR SMART campaign, working with food businesses and organisations to improve public health and support the local economy.

Child protection from junk food marketing still woefully inadequate

Children are still seeing twice as many ads for junk food, as for alcohol and gambling, according to the Advertising Standards Authority's new figures. Children's Food Campaign responds.

Sugar levels in festive hot drinks slammed by campaigners

Some festive hot drinks sold in high street coffee chains have as much sugar as three cans of Coke, according to new research by Sustain's member Action on Sugar, renewing calls for milk-based sugary drinks to be added to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

SUGAR SMART Campaign Success Needs Long Term Buy-In

SUGAR SMART’s annual health check reveals local campaigns’ success is contingent upon long term support from across their council and senior stakeholders to embed the campaign into the local area.

Oxford Leisure centres get stuck into vending machines

Fusion Leisure and Oxford City Council have installed SUGAR SMART floor stickers in front of all vending machines in Oxford leisure centres.

Take part in Fizz Free February 2020

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