John Vincent

Why the Sugar Tax Is Great News

John Vincent | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
John Vincent

There has been a rise almost 10% in child hospital admissions for severe tooth decay in England over the last four years. Researchers have pointed to a strong correlation between area deprivation and the rate of tooth extraction. Which is why I find it bizarre that one of the main arguments deployed against the sugary drinks tax is that it will hit the poorest hardest. Irrespective of how much income people have, how is it morally sound to keep the prices of dangerous food low? Powerful companies spend a lot of money each year advertising to us and selling us sugary drinks that are giving us diabetes and more. They put them in front of us all day in train stations, newsagents, even leisure centres.It is time for society to protect itself and our children.

Under Labour, High Food Standards Will Apply in All Schools

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Parents deserve a guarantee that school food will be high quality, and for those children and young people for whom their free school meal may be the only proper meal they get, we owe it to them to ensure that that meal is a good one. That's why Labour, along with Jamie Oliver and a number of other campaigners, has consistently called for our school food standards to apply to all schools once again.

Review of 'Leon: Family & Friends' by Kay Plunkett-Hogge & John Vincent

V.C. Linde | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
V.C. Linde

Leon is known for tasty fast food that's good for you. The cookbook is split into easy-to-use meal sections. There are a good range of styles and cultures from Southern USA to Spain. The photographs were a little washed out and the styling was rather cluttered so the dishes didn't always look appetising.