Congratulations to all new and returning MPs elected on 12th December 2019

With the General Election now behind us, we look forward to renewed focus on school food, food education and children’s health.

This election showed that while there are many differences separating the parties at Westminster; they are united in their focus to reduce childhood obesity. We welcome the fact that all parties committed to maintain Free School Meals, including the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme.

Elections are always a contest of ideas, and we were encouraged that a number of our other policy positions were adopted in several party manifestos; issues including extending the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) to milk-based drinks, and introducing a public procurement policy that would promote locally grown food.  We look forward to working closely with the re-elected Conservative Government to bring attention to these issues, and to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school.

Helpful Links:

School Food Matters Manifesto 2019 - Read more about our priorities in this election

Conversations with Canvassers - For help with having conversations about the importance of healthy school meals, with some suggested questions you can ask party activists that appear on your doorstep.

General Election 2019 Report Card (UPDATED) - To make it easier to keep track of what each party has promised in these areas