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Delays to advertising regulations condemned as unjustified, disastrous attack on health
The Government has announced that the introduction of a 9pm watershed and online ban on paid for advertising for food and drink high in fat, salt and/or sugar will be delayed until October 2025 - almost three years after they promised the legislation would come into force. Children's Food Campaign responds.
Calls for government action as sugar reduction target missed
The final report on the Government's voluntary Sugar Reduction programme is out, but it's not altogether sweet news. The Children's Food Campaign responds.
Desserts for breakfast? Sugar Awareness Week 2022
Sugar Awareness Week 2022 runs from 14-20 November and this year the focus is all on breakfast. Action on Sugar delves into the world of commercial breakfasts to see how far the 'most important meal of the day' is being used to sell us even more puddings and desserts.
Is Government seriously threatening to end action towards healthier food?
Reports have emerged that the new Government is considering ripping up a number of its flagship childhood obesity strategy measures, including the successful Soft Drinks Industry Levy and plans to protect children from junk food marketing. Sustain's Children's Food Campaign responds.
London transport advertising policy brings health benefits for thousands of Londoners
New research shows that Transport for London's healthier food advertising policy, which Sustain helped to write and implement, could be having a positive effect on prevention of obesity and diet-related diseases for almost 100,000 Londoners, especially those living in more deprived areas.
Anniversary of Government’s Child Obesity Plan finds 70% of commitments delayed or disappeared
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.
Barnsley becomes first northern town to introduce junk food advertising restrictions
Sustain worked closely with Barnsley Council to take junk food out of the spotlight and set the stage for healthier food.
Shock as Government pauses on obesity plans
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.
Sustain welcomes OHA to the alliance
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.
Government writes junk food advertising restrictions into law
Sustain welcomes news that restrictions on unhealthy food advertising before 9pm and online becomes the law.