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Children and health organisations urge Prime Minister to restrict online junk food adverts

Sustain and the Children's Food Campaign have joined 97 UK health and children’s organisations, academic experts and individual campaigners in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to encourage him to move ahead with landmark plans to remove junk food adverts from online platforms and social media.

Campaigners celebrate sugar reduction success for soft drinks industry levy

Children's Food Campaign responds to new research which reveals that, one year after implementation, the Soft Drinks Industry Levy had successfully reduced the amounts of sugar contained in soft drinks being bought by households each week. 

Bristol becomes first city outside London to restrict junk food advertising

Bristol City Council announces new policy to prioritise public health by taking junk food out of the spotlight and setting the stage for healthier food. The restrictions come two years after the Mayor of London's policy across the Transport for London network.

Asda ditches child friendly characters from more own brand products

According to press reports, the supermarket will remove cartoon characters from 27 own label products across confectionery, ice cream and flavoured milk, following similar moves on its cereals. Read Sustain’s response

Go Fizz Free for your health and for the planet

We know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but they harm the environment too. This February we're encouraging people, as well as venues and local policymakers, to reconsider their reliance on fizzy drinks. Take part in Fizz Free February for a healthier future.

Hundreds of millions of pounds of sugary drinks tax money not being allocated to improve children’s healthy diets, breaking Government promise

Sustain, together with MPs, is calling on the Government to maintain a pledge when the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was introduced, that “Every penny of England’s share of the spending raised by the Levy will go towards improving children’s health”.

Recommendations on the future of health prevention in the UK

In response to the announcement that Public Health England would be replaced by the National Institute for Health Protection, Action on Sugar and Action on Salt have laid out recommendations to ensure health promotion, obesity prevention, and reformulation programmes aren't left by the wayside.

Join our webinar on Monday 18 Jan - Refreshing investment in children's health

Join Sugar Smart and the Children's Food Campaign on Monday 18 Jan, 11-12.15, for a lively and interative webinar exploring the need for increased investment in healthy food projects at school, using the unallocated sugary drinks tax income.

New survey suggests Covid is motivating adults to get healthier in 2021

A survey of 5,000 adults in England found that 80% of people aged over 18 have made the decision to be healthier in 2021 as a response to coronavirus. PHE have launched its latest 'Better Health new year' campaign to help the nation work towards a healthier lifestyle.

Sustain welcomes wide ranging restrictions on junk food promotion announced by Government

Government outlines details of restrictions first announced in summer to promotions of food and drink high in fat salt or sugar in retail. Sustain’s Children’s Food Campaign has been calling for such restrictions for years and welcomes the plans.

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