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 ...

School Fruit and Veg Scheme

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

5 September 2017

We love the Department of Health's School Fruit and Veg Scheme and we'd love it more if it could be pesticide-free!

Students Harvest Produce Ahead Of Scotland's Schools To Market Day

Scottish Schools Harvest Produce Ahead Of Sale Day

12 September 2017

Last Friday, 72 lucky children from four schools in Scotland headed out to Craigie's Farm to harvest fresh fruit and veg, as part of our Schools to Market programme.

Young Marketeers Harvest Sale 2016

Autumn Food Education Fun

5 September 2017

It’s back to school for most children this week and we’re delighted that lots of them will be getting stuck into our food education programmes.