GREEN PAPER SUBMISSION
School Food Matters has now made a submission to the Department of Health and Social Care Green Paper, "Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s".
This Green Paper outlines key priorities and commitments for the health system, and includes Chapter 3 of the Childhood Obesity Plan (buried on page 28).
School Food Matters has now made a submission to this Green Paper. In our submission, we:
- Call on Government to ‘ring fence’ revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), and extend it to include sugary milk drinks;
- Protect and maintain Universal Infant Free School Meals
- Meaningful reform to Free School Meals, this includes rebranding the programme to reduce possible stigma, and extending it to include children of families with No Recourse to Public Funds
- Mandatory school food standards, underpinned by mandatory food education as a curriculum subject
You can read our full submission here.
In other news ...
In June this year Michael Gove, then Secretary of State for Defra, commissioned Henry Dimbleby to conduct an independent review to help the government create the first National Food Strategy in 75 years.
It is Trustees’ Week and we would like to say a massive thank you to our amazing Board of Trustees for their ongoing support and contribution.