ELECTION 2019: WRAP UP

16 December 2019

What a roller coast ride to the end of term! But it’s now time to send congratulations to all new and returning MPs and 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.

In other news ...

Pester Power or Parent Power?

16 July 2020

A new report from the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active has revealed that parents and carers want to see an end to the use of popular children’s characters and brand mascots on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar.

National Food Strategy Part One

29 July 2020

The National Food Strategy Part One is here and it contains some exciting recommendations to help children access healthy food.

Boris' new obesity plan

27 July 2020

We welcome the government's new obesity strategy which sweeps up many of the actions outstanding from the various chapters of the Childhood Obesity Plan.