What makes it harder for London's children to be healthier?
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 ...
Department for Education has published its guidance on the Covid Summer Food Fund. Lots of helpful information and a few more questions from us!
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.
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.