Activities around the sector
The Alliance has sent a meeting request to Dr Tony Kilcoyne, who organised an open letter to the Telegraph newspaper, signed by 400 dentists, criticising the state of children’s oral health in England.
The Government’s has said that it will publish its childhood obesity strategy “soon”, with the BBC speculating that this will happen in February 2016.
Change4Life Sugar Smart campaign was launched in January, which aims to highlight the amount of sugar that is in food and drink. The Change4Life website notes that “you don’t need to worry about the sugar in plain milk, plain yoghurts…as this isn’t added sugar”.
The School Food Plan has launched an interactive update on the progress of the plan, focusing on the School Food Standards, the uptake of free school meals, cooking in the curriculum and other topics. The update shows that as of November 2015, over 1,500 academies that are currently exempt from following the standards have voluntarily signed up – amounting to almost 40% of the total.
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