July 2017

05/07/2017 08:07
Schools minister Nick Gibb yesterday confirmed that the Government has shelved any plans it might have had to get rid of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM).

In its election manifesto the Conservative Party had proposed scrapping free lunches for all 5-7 year olds and replacing this with a subsidised breakfast scheme.

Responding to a question in the House of Commons yesterday from Labour's education spokesman Angela Rayner, Gibb said: "We have...

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Food Matters Live Heston Blumenthal
04/07/2017 10:07
Celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal will be among more than 50 leading lights from the worlds of politics, retail, manufacturing, science and health debating the impact of Brexit, the latest on the childhood obesity plan, the future of food design and a host of other hot topics at this year’s Food Matters Live conference at the ExCeL from November 21-23.

Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King and neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield will head an all-star cast of speakers taking part in the CPD (continuous professional development) accredited Food Matters Live education programme, which also includes ministers from the Departments of...

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ASA advertising food fat high salt sugar
03/07/2017 07:07
Tough new rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children’s media came into force on July 1, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The rules will apply across all non-broadcast media including print and cinema, as well as online and in social media.

The rules will apply in media targeted at under-16s, and here's what they include:

* Ads that directly or indirectly promote an HFSS product cannot appear in children’s media.

* Ads for HFSS products cannot appear in other media where children make up over 25% of the audience....

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