Sugary Drinks

Does calorie labelling carry weight?

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director Covid-19 has laid bare inequities across our society, but none more stark than those in our food system. We have long known that the health of our nation was in decline, with two-thirds of our population overweight or obese. For decades now campaigners have been pushing the government to take broader action …

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Will tax and advertising ban be ingredients for success for children’s diet?

Slowly but surely, it would appear, that momentum is growing for the Government’s push for healthier diets. This week it published its sugar tax legislation – drinks with 5g of sugar per 100ml will be on one rate (as yet unconfirmed), while those with more than 8g per 100ml will be taxed more heavily. A …

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Making fizzy pop rock for kids’ health

By Charlotte Jarman, Children’s Health Fund When food charity Sustain established the Children’s Health Fund a year ago with the help of Jamie Oliver, we had three aims.  Firstly, we wanted to raise awareness of the health problems associated with our over-consumption of the white stuff. Secondly, we wanted to raise money for projects which …

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University of Brighton is sweet on healthy eating

Some organisations just love being the leaders, the trailblazers. When it comes to sustainable catering, University of Brighton is right up there. Having worked with us to develop our university sustainability programme back in 2014, Brighton is now the first university to launch a campaign to cut sugar consumption. And what’s really exciting, is that …

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Don’t let tax on sugary drinks lose its fizz

As one broadsheet leader writer put it in this morning’s paper, “As budget day rabbits go, this was not sweet, but it was cute. More than that, it will improve the health of generations of schoolchildren.” They were of course referring to the Chancellor’s shock Budget announcement that from 2018 there will be a tax …

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Sugar tax debate loses none of its fizz

Lobbying, and counter-lobbying – it’s really hotting up in advance of the much anticipated publication of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. With major food firms, the NHS and the World Health Organisation all having their say on the potential benefits or otherwise of a sugar tax. With a third of primary school leavers now reported as …

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Tortilla joins sugary drinks campaign

By Gloria Davies-Hunter, Children’s Health Fund Manager SRA Member Tortilla, has announced it is levying 10p on all its drinks which contain added sugar. The proceeds of the sugar levy will be donated to The Children’s Health Fund, launched and run by the charity Sustain and supported by Jamie Oliver. Richard Morris, Managing Director said …

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