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 ...
Department for Education has published its guidance on the Covid Summer Food Fund. Lots of helpful information and a few more questions from us!
Many food campaigners were feeling a little anxious about the future of universal infant free school meals with government finances being stretched to the limit and a looming spending review.
School Food Matters is proud to sign a letter urgently seeking clarity on the status of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, which has been suspended since March 2020.