Public Health Responsibility Deal

  • Foodservice Footprint F42-Sector-soapbox A (sizeable) step in the right direction Comment  Public Health Responsibility Deal Obesity Strategy obesity David Jones Bidvest

    A (sizeable) step in the right direction

    The Childhood Obesity Plan could have gone further but it’s much better than the Responsibility Deal, says Bidvest Foodservice’s David Jones. By 2035 almost three in four adults will be overweight or obese, with levels in the UK more than… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Analysis-1 Second chance for the slackers My Viewpoint  Subway Sodexo Public Health Responsibility Deal Obesity Strategy Nick Hughes Compass BHA

    Second chance for the slackers

    The government is again asking businesses to take a voluntary approach to obesity. Will the Childhood Obesity Plan succeed where the Responsibility Deal failed? By Nick Hughes. The dog that has not barked properly in the whole obesity debate.” That… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-20 Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed Out of Home News Analysis  Theresa May Susan Jebb Public Health Responsibility Deal news-email Jamie Oliver Footprint Forum Fintan Hastings Childhood Obesity Strategy British Retail Consortium British Hospitality Association BRC Amanda Ursell

    Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed

    The childhood obesity strategy was watered down, Theresa May “dismantling” David Cameron’s ambitious plan in no fewer than 36 days. Channel 4’s Dispatches team had been handed a June draft of the plan: “a more ambitious plan that never saw… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Supersize New obesity strategy is “weak” with “pointless” targets Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Public Health Responsibility Deal Professor Parveen Kumar news-email Justine Greening FDF Childhood Obesity Strategy

    New obesity strategy is “weak” with “pointless” targets

    The childhood obesity strategy has finally been published, and government has put the onus on industry to tackle the issue. The sugar tax stays, for now, with a consultation launched alongside the new strategy. There is also a hint that… Read More

  • Could a sugar tax be on the cards?

    THE CHILDHOOD obesity strategy: what can be inferred from three days of debates, seminars and presentations during Food Matters Live?                     Regulation rather than responsibility deal   THE GOVERNMENT’S deputy chief medical… Read More

  • Industry’s sugar stance is hard to swallow

    LAST ISSUE all the talk was about cheat devices hidden in VW cars. That hasn’t gone away, but recently I spent three days at Food Matters Live hearing about another covert operation – hidden sugars.   You might have seen… Read More

  • Responsibility Deal – high costs of failure

    PLANS TO DITCH the public health responsibility deal could cost foodservice firms dear, according to the British Hospitality Association. “Lots of companies have invested a lot of money [in this initiative]. We want to see that investment continue,” said chief… Read More

  • RIP Responsibility Deal?

    THE GOVERNMENT’S public health responsibility deal is being wound down, according to a report in the Sunday Times. Sources told the paper that the industry continues to work on the voluntary pledges, but there have been no meetings since the… Read More

  • News in review

    SALT LINKED to obesity in new study. (Small) bonus for female workers. Blow for minimum price deal on alcohol. Be careful with burgers. Pop star’s plea on climate change.                        … Read More

  • Back of house

    POLITICIANS DON’T seem keen on a tax on sugary drinks, so the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group took matters into its own hands. CEO Simon Blagden suggests it won’t be long before others follow their lead.           … Read More