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.

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Free school meals and Universal Credit

11 January 2018

The consultation on eligibility for free school meals under pupil premium closes today and we're urging the DfE to make FSM available to all families receiving Universal Credit.

Winter Sale Training

17 January 2018

This week four Southwark schools visited Borough Market for expert training ahead of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale.

A call for age restrictions on energy drinks

5 January 2018

‘Not recommended for children’ is printed on every can of energy drink. So why do we allow under 16s to purchase them?