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Schools to receive £415 million to transform facilities and help pupils get healthy start to life
Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:49

There will be additional government funding for schools to boost sports and activity facilities, extra curricular activities and promote healthy lifestyles.  £415million will be made available for schools during 2018/19, with the aim to transform facilities and help pupils to get a healthy start to life.  To find out more about the scheme, click here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:57
 
APPG on Holiday Hunger
Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:14

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, a group of MP's and Peers, has launched an inquiry into hunger amongst children during the school holidays.  This will examine the extent of hunger amongst school children in the school holidays, as well as the impact on their life chances. The group will gather written and oral evidence to try and gain a deeper understanding of the scale of the problem, it's impact on children's mental, physical and academic development, as well as proposals for responding most effectively to it. Evidence to the inquiry must be submitted by 17th March 2017.  Click here to find out more information about how to do this.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:38
 
New Emergency Food Provider Mapping Tool
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:07

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is a coalition of organisations and individuals from across Greater Manchester who came together to continue the momentum of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission's (GMPC) report of February 2013. As part of their plans to draw together people with strong common interests under the broader heading of poverty, they formed a Food Poverty Special Interest Group, which met for the first time in September 2016.  One of their first objectives was to create an on-line mapping tool for people across Greater Manchester to find their nearest emergency food provider / service.

The GMPA Emergency Food Provider map and more information about GMPA can be found here.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:02
 
New food Rules for Children’s Media
Friday, 09 December 2016 13:04
The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced new rules on the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media. The rules, which apply to media targeted at under 16's, come into effect at 01st July 2017.
 
The rules mean that adverts that directly, or indirectly promote a HFSS product cannot appear in children's media or in other media where children make up over 25% of the audience. There are also rules around the promotions of HFSS, such as using celebrities popular with children. 
 
The ban will apply in traditional and online children's media, ensuring that regulation keeps in step with changing behaviour and media habits. 
 
You can find out more from the Advertising Standards Authority here.



 
Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 13:33
 
New Government Obesity Plan Published
Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:02

The government has published its plan to tackle childhood obesity over the next ten years.  ‘Childhood Obesity: a plan for action’ outlines the different ways that the government plans to significantly reduce childhood obesity by offering healthier options.  This includes the implementation of the soft drinks industry levy, making school food healthier and clearer labelling.  To find out more about the new plan, click here

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:12
 
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