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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Winners

A Winning Partnership

5 October 2017

We're delighted to be crowned the winners of a Charity Times Award!

Stephanie And Dela Running For Farms For City Children

Running for charity

25 September 2017

Team SFM gathered at St Paul’s Walden Bury to run a challenging cross country 10k.

Charles Dickens Primary Students With The Mayor Of Southwark

Young Marketeers Making A Difference

10 October 2017

Ten schools from Southwark and beyond raised an impressive £528.97 at the Young Marketeers Harvest Sale.