Archive for October, 2016

The Children’s Trust survey on child obesity

Getting the recipe right to tackle child obesity: parents say getting kids cooking should be top priority as 84% worry about how their child eats

http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/blog/parentscooking1016/?dm_i=214D,4K2H1,GCJXCN,GWCXW,1

BBSRC Global Food Security blog on food overconsumption

http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/blog/2016/08/eyeing-up-intake-an-insight-on-overconsumption-and-diet/

New international action plan to boost exports of UK food and drink announced

New international action plan to boost exports of UK food and drink announced.

An ambitious new action plan to grow exports and bring a £2.9 billion boost to the UK economy has been launched today by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom at the world’s largest food trade fair SIAL  in Paris.

The new plan will see Government and industry working together to boost food and drink exports over the next five years.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/560786/food-drink-export-action-plan-2016-2020.pdf

Defra Secretary of State to explain Defra policy to Select Committee 2.00pm Wednesday 19th Oct

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/work-of-defra-evidence-16-17/

The launch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition 2017

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