Recipe for Change: building support for an industry levy to help make our food healthier
Thirty-six well-known health organisations, Royal Colleges and charities have joined forces in the Recipe for Change campaign, calling on the government to introduce a new industry levy to make food healthier and raise additional revenues for investment in children’s health. To mark the campaign launch, a new report outlines the challenges faced by families in accessing healthier diets due to the environment they live in and the current lack of incentives for businesses to act to improve this. It also examines the history of policy-making in this area, including the limitations of voluntary programmes. It explores the success of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in reducing sugar and raising revenues for child health, as well as the opportunities for building on this to improve the healthiness of food and, in turn, the health of children and families all over the country.