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Portsmouth City Council runs six local youth club projects and six adventure playgrounds across the city, throughout the school holidays and after school hours. Alongside other activities, children and young people try new healthier foods, learn to cook, eat healthy balanced meals, and learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables.
As part of France’s Food and Agriculture Bill ministers voted against banning companies from advertising children’s foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) say that banning trans fats could save half a million lives every year.
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) welcomes the Soft Drinks Industry Levy saying that it has successfully encouraged manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products.
The Children’s Health Fund, which pioneered the Sugary Drinks Levy in the UK is calling for some of the Government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy which starts on April 6 2018 to go towards a new wave of school drinking water fountains.
Government lets schools know how to get funding from the money raised through the sugary drinks levy.
The Mayor of London has partnered with Refill London on a new project to cut plastic waste and encourage Londoners to drink tap water.
First Steps Nutrition lead a campaign to get Danone Nutricia to withdraw an advert which appeared in health professional literature. The advert implies that vulnerable babies will ‘survive and thrive’ when given infant formula.
A major report from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity argues that framing obesity as an issue of individual willpower overlooks the overwhelming evidence from behavioural science on how environments influence people’s decision-making.
A French study has found a diet higher in ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of cancer by 12%.
Sustain responds to press reports on Coca-Cola's plans to change the sizing and prices of some of their products ahead of the implementation of the Sugary Drinks Tax.
School Food Matters backs Jamie Oliver's calls on the government to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.
The NHS England ban on the sale of sugary drinks has been written into the updated Standard Contract for hospitals and the new rules will come into force later this year. Read Sustain's response.
Public Health England’s Change4Life Campaign urges parents to limit their children to just two snacks of no more than 100 calories per day.
Next year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Week will highlight the damage of eating too much salt in early childhood.
Some sausages have more salt in them than a double cheeseburger and fries. This is based on new research from Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) which found that some manufacturers appear to have made no effort to lower the salt content in their products.
The UK’s approach to food sustainability is lagging behind our European counterparts. A report by the Food Ethics Council using data from The Food Sustainability Index found that the UK is near the bottom of the table - only ahead of Russia and Greece.
The Rose Vouchers, which supports pregnant women and families living on low incomes to eat more healthily, won the best Early Intervention Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2017.
Not feeling festive about the Coca-Cola truck visiting your city and handing out sugary drinks to the public and children? Here's some ideas of ways to get a different message out.
Read Sustain's reaction to the announcement of the dates and locations of the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2017.