FUNDING BOOST FOR SCHOOL BREAKFASTS

6 January 2020

School Food Matters welcomes the news that the Government has announced £11.8m in funding for a one year extension to the National School Breakfast Programme.

The increased investment will support the establishment of 650 additional ‘self-sustaining’ school breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas.

We are also encouraged to see a further £9 million invested in the Holiday Activities and Food scheme, which will mean thousands more disadvantaged children will also be offered activities and free meals during the six week summer holiday in 2020.

This is a great start for 2020, and here at SFM we will continue to work hard to ensure that school food and children’s health remains a focus for this Government.

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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.

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.

Young people call for Government action on children's food insecurity

13 July 2020

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign’s Young Food Ambassadors have published their new Charter.