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Children's health and food

Children eating a healthy lunch at school
Bryony Hirsch
Bryony Hirsch
Communications Manager
Reports

Expanding free school meals: Exploring the wider economic benefits

We commissioned PwC to undertake wider economic contribution analysis into the expansion of free school meals in London and England.

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Children's health and food

Teenagers walking past fast food signage
Louise Luckhurst
Louise Luckhurst
Communications Manager
Opinion
27 Feb 2024

Telling a new story about children’s health and food

We have created a free image library to help build a better, more constructive understanding of children’s health and to show how what surrounds us shapes us.

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Children's health and food

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Mark Heffernan
Mark Heffernan
Head of Policy and Influencing
Opinion
02 Oct 2023

Bringing together the ingredients for a healthier food system

Head of Policy and Influencing Mark Heffernan reflects on progress made towards creating a healthier food system, and what needs to happen next to ensure transformative change.

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Children's health and food

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Bryony Hirsch
Bryony Hirsch
Communications Manager
Reports
08 Jun 2023

Making a Meal: Reflections on funding mission-driven food ventures

Three years of learnings from our perspective as funder on the Everyday Takeaway project.

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Children's health and food

Person transporting food goods in a warehouse
Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Programme Director
Opinion
23 May 2023

Investing in innovation: Learnings from the Good Food Programme Pilot

Matt Towner, Portfolio Manager, and Hayley Hand, Investment Director at Big Society Capital, share their reflections on the pilot phase of the Good Food Programme.

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Children's health and food

Fizzy drinks being assembled in a factory
Ben Reynolds
Ben Reynolds
Deputy CEO at Sustain
Opinion
05 Apr 2023

Raise a glass to the Sugary Drinks tax – 5 today!

Five years on from the implementation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), we catch up with Ben Reynolds and Kat Jenner for their reflections on the impact of the levy, and whether this success could be mirrored in other product reformulation.

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Children's health and food

Child waiting for school dinner
Louise Foreman
Louise Foreman
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
03 Apr 2023

Expanding access to free school meals – a leap forward for child health

Louise Foreman and Nikita Sinclair, Portfolio Managers, Children’s Health and Food programme, explain why we should expand free school meals for all.

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Children's health and food

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Rebecca Sunter
Rebecca Sunter
Programme Director
Opinion
10 Feb 2023

Children’s health and food: new name, same aim

In the first half of our ten-year programme, we have learned so much about how to effectively talk about this work to improve children’s health and diets. To reflect this, we have decided to change the childhood obesity programme’s name.

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Children's health and food Good Food Programme

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports

How can innovation support a healthier food industry?

We share our learnings from the Good Food Programme, our unique, cross-sector partnership with Mission Ventures, and our ambitions for the next phase.

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