GREEN PAPER SUBMISSION

15 October 2019

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 ...

SUBMISSION TO NATIONAL FOOD STRATEGY

24 October 2019

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.

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TRUSTEES' WEEK

4 November 2019

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.

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BITE BACK 2030 OPEN LETTER TO INFLUENCERS

8 November 2019

The Bite Back 2030 Youth Board has released an open letter asking social media influencers who advertise junk food to use their power and influence to promote healthy foods.