Activity in the health, education and environment sectors
Nursery World published an article assessing the changes to the Eatwell Guide, which included quotes from Dr Hilary Jones which “slammed the cut to milk and dairy intake and questioned the increased role of carbohydrates, in light of the obesity crisis”. The article also included quotes from Dairy UK and the Dairy APPG, as well as a response from Public Health England. The Alliance will continue to seek comment articles in early years, health and agriculture trade publications.

Political parties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have published their manifestos ahead of the devolved elections on 5th May. In Scotland, the SNP promised to develop a new strategy on diet and obesity, review existing school food regulations and improve child dental health, with Scottish Labour making no announcements of relevance. In Wales, Welsh Labour promised to “provide economic security to the farming industry”, the Welsh Conservatives committed to “resolve unfair commercial practices and contractual issues in the dairy supply chain, and Plaid Cymru said that it would take action to combat the “epidemic of obesity”. We will monitor for developments relevant for the Alliance after the elections.


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