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 ...

UIFSM

We need your help!

31 May 2017

The battle to save Universal Infant Free School Meals continues - even during half term! Here's how you can help.

Health benefits of UIFSM

Have we saved Universal Infant Free School Meals?

20 June 2017

We're feeling cautiously optimistic about Universal Infant Free School Meals at School Food Matters having seen a very pleasing article in the London Evening Standard.

Mission accomplished!

21 June 2017

Phew! The job is done. Infant free school meals are saved - for now! Huge thanks to all the parents and teachers who signed the petition.