What makes it harder for London's children to be healthier?

28 August 2019

At SFM we're really pleased to read a report from London's Child Obesity Taskforce that puts children right at the heart of the research.

The report, published during the summer, tells the stories of four children living in London. We follow the four through an average day and get a clear picture of the challenges they encounter as they consider what to eat and drink and where to safely play outside.

It's worth noting that during the School Food Plan in 2013, this child-centred approach was identified as one of the three ingredients to a successful school food service. Perhaps by giving children and young people a voice in the childhood obesity debate we can design programmes and interventions that get us closer to our shared goal - child obesity halved by 2030.

In other news ...

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HELP SHAPE THE NATION’S FOOD STRATEGY

21 August 2019

In June, Henry Dimbleby was chosen to lead Defra’s National Food Strategy, and the Call for Evidence is now open to everyone.

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Holiday Food and Fun Club

29 August 2019

This summer we partnered with Belazu Foundation to deliver our Holiday Food and Fun Club, aimed to tackle the issue of childhood hunger during the summer holidays.

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STEEP RISE IN SUGAR LEVELS OF CHOCOLATE BARS

20 August 2019

Action on Sugar has published the results from a study comparing the amount of sugar in the chocolate confectionary sold in the UK between 1992 and 2017.