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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Holiday Projects

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As we prepare for our holidays, we want to celebrate the fantastic work of organisations supporting children with holiday food and fun activities during the long summer break.

Sale Success Across The Country

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