School Food

We Need A Plan To Address Child Holiday Hunger In Our Communities

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

As Chair of the APPG on School Food, child holiday hunger has been an area I have championed for a number of years now. But, sadly, I have been met with the argument that once the school gates lock for the school holidays, it is none of our business about how a child eats, or doesn't in some cases.

School Puts Pupils In 'Lunch Isolation' If Parents Pay Fees Late

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents

Pupils at a London secondary school face spending their lunch break alone if their parents are late with their school meal payments. A mum revealed sh...

A National New Year's Resolution to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Annabel Karmel | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

The obesity problem is only going to be solved with concerted and sustained action, and a greater commitment at all levels than has previously been made. We have our part to play as individuals. Government must also meet its responsibilities.

Hot, Healthy Meals for Our Children

Annabel Karmel | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

On Friday 12th July, the much awaited School Food Plan was published; something that I am involved in with the co-founders of Leon restaurants, Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent. It is a huge project and Henry and John have brought together teachers, heads, cooks, caterers, parents, children and government to determine how to increase the number of children eating good, nutritious, hot meals at school.

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.

Let's Look at the Bigger Picture on Tackling Obesity

Annabel Karmel | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

Some media reports made an example of individual cases - an ice cream brioche coming in at 2,144 calories and a meatball sandwich "containing more fat per serving than a Big Mac". What's important to note is that this research is based on analysis of the nutritional values of randomly selected recipes created by celebrity chefs. There is also no proof that more indulgent recipes directly lead to higher rates of obesity.

Time for Action Not Reports On School Dinners, Insists Oliver

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Jamie Oliver has hit out at a fresh review into school dinners, warning it is time for action and not more "costly reports". The TV chef said he fe...

Six-Year-Old Chokes To Death On Food At School

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A six-year-old girl has died after choking on a piece of food at her school. Chantelle Firth was rushed to hospital after the accident at Pentland ...

Free School Meal Confusion Schools' Fault... Or Is It Government's Fault?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are asking poorer parents to sign up for free school meals even if they don't intend to use them in order to boost funding, campaigners claime...