Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis

18 April 2017

Amsterdam’s quest to combat obesity is getting results and we could learn from the tough position on sponsorship.

From 2012-2015 the number of overweight and obese children has dropped by 12%. Many of the measures implemented will be familiar to health campaigners but the City has also tackled big business by refusing sponsorship to events taking money from Coca-Cola and McDonalds and even persuading McDonalds branches situated close to schools to only serve apples to unaccompanied children - no fries allowed!  You can read more - including interesting findings on the importance of sleep - in this article from The Guardian.

In other news ...

Secrets of the teenage brain

4 April 2017

The Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour has developed this animation showing us the secret to keeping the teenage brain happy.

 

Public Health England

Learning more about childhood obesity

28 March 2017

A new study by Public Health England follows 33,000 individual children from four different local authorities to track their weight from Reception to Year 6.

Save Our School Food Standards

Election Asks 2017

27 April 2017

Election 2017? Must be time for the Save our School Food Standards gang to get back on the campaign trail.