PHE review on sugar
Last week Public Health England released its long awaited review of the evidence-based actions needed to reduce sugar consumption in the UK.
The report identifies 8 areas of action relating to the marketing, advertising and promotion of high sugar products. Happily the findings reflect many of the actions that SFM has been campaigning on including:
- The introduction of a tax or levy on high sugar products - look at the work of Sustain and Jamie Oliver to create the Children's Health Fund
- The implementation of Government Buying Standards in public sector catering - SFM promotes the Food for Life Catering Mark which goes beyond the Government Buying Standards
Read the full report here and let's wait to see how Government responds.
In other news ...
We are looking for two new people to join our School Food Matters team and help us achieve our mission to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from.
With only three weeks remaining of the General Election campaign, you may have already met canvassers - party activists and volunteers - going door to door asking for your vote.