Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Childrens obesity rates slowing done

According to National Heart Forum report childhood obesity rates are slowing down. This is great news! I am keen to know which of the interventions is responsible. The battle is not yet won so we must make sure we continue to campaign for good food and that we still protect kids from junk food industry. We still have a long way to go to get every child eating 5 portions of fruit and veg so the war isn't won yet. However this could be a good time to say thank you to dinner ladies, heads, school nurses, School Food Trust, PCT's and everyone else who has been instrumental in changing childrens diet.

Have a look at childrens food campaign press release

See what the School Food Trust say here


Albert Art said...


I am so glad to have found your food blog.

I am a filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC and I recently completed a short film you might be interested in.

It's a film called 'Lazy Susan,' about a wealthy girl with unpredictable taste in food, who torments her servants, until they decide to do something about the girl.

We recently launched the website, and trailer, and would definitely appreciate it if you wanted to check out the film.

The film is a hybrid of computer graphics, and live actors, but it also centers around food, and the pickiness of the wealthy. Children would get a kick out of it, and parents would be able to identify with the dilemma.

It's inspired by German expressionist cinema, and vaguely inspired by food porn films such as the classic Japanese film, Tampopo.

I'm in the process of sending the film to festivals. Hopefully it will screen somewhere in the new year!

Let me know what you think!