At SFM we've been enjoying Jamie O's #sugarrush, watching the number of signatures on the petition to introduce a tax on sugary drinks increase by 1000s every day.
Whilst we wait for the UK government to play its part restaurants, led by the Jamie Oliver Group, will be putting a levy on soft drinks with added sugar. The money raised will be paid into the Children's Health Fund to support programmes aimed at improving children's health and food education. SFM is a proud member of the Children's Health Fund board which will oversee the allocation of grants. Read the petition here.
In other news ...
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.
In response to the Government’s decision to continue the provision of free school meals over the summer holidays, School Food Matters has written to Gavin Williamson.