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 ...

Manifestos are out

18 May 2017

The manifestos are out and they're all talking about school food. Whatever the offer, the food must meet the school food standards.

Students At The Young Marketeers Summer Sale

Food Education Fun During London Food Month

10 May 2017

A highlight on the city's calendar, London Food Month will be kicking off in June and we are playing our part with a whole bunch of food related activities.

UCL Academy Students At The Skip Garden

Know Your Onions Market Garden Visits

8 May 2017

Our Know Your Onions schools have now visited their local market garden or farm to witness food growing at scale.