05/07/19 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 05/07/19
News: Statement as age restriction for online pornography delayed by administrative oversight – Parliament UK
20 June 2019.  Legislation to place age restrictions on online pornography was due to come into effect on July 15th but will now be delayed after an administrative error:
Statement as age restriction for online pornography delayed by administrative oversight

Article: New products in infant nutrition sift through limited number of ingredients – Nutra-Ingredients
15 May 2019, Hank Schultz.  The infant nutrition market is characterized by few new ingredients, but lots of new players, according to information shared at a recent event hosted by ingredient supplier DSM:

New products in infant nutrition sift through limited number of ingredients

Article: EFSA opinion deems HMO blend safe for infant formula use – Nutra-Ingredients
19 June 2019, Will Chu.  The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) report no safety concerns with the use of a 2’‐fucosyllactose/difucosyllactose (2’‐FL/DFL) mixture in infant formula and food supplements:

EFSA opinion deems HMO blend safe for infant formula use

Article: Nestlé files patent on age-tailored infant formulas to curb later-life obesity, disease risk – Nutra-Ingredients

12 June 2019, Kacey Culliney.  Nestlé has developed six age-tailored infant formulas to prevent sub-optimal body composition in early-life that aim to reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorder risk later in life:

Nestlé files patent on age-tailored infant formulas to curb later-life obesity, disease risk

Article:  Nestlé looks to boost breastfeeding with probiotic solution – Nutra-Ingredients
18 June 2019, Nikki Cutler. Nestlé has launched a probiotic solution for lactating mothers to help reduce the risk of breast pain and mastitis and allow them to continue breastfeeding:

Nestlé looks to boost breastfeeding with probiotic solution

News: General debate on the Children’s Future Food Report – Parliament UK, Backbench Business Committee
21 June 2019.  On Thursday 27th June, MPs will hold a general debate on the Children’s Future Food Report. Frank Field MP will begin the proceedings:

General debate on the Children’s Future Food Report

 
News: England’s schools ‘worst for cyber-bullying’ – BBC News Online
19 June 2019, Sean Coughlan.  Head teachers in England are more likely to face problems with pupils bullying online and misusing social media than in any other developed country, an international study says:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48692953

News: Tackling childhood obesity: £1.5 million funding for local projects – Department of Health and Social Care
25 June 2019. Five local councils with forward-thinking ideas to address childhood obesity will receive funding:

Tackling childhood obesity: £1.5 million funding for local projects

 
9. Consultation outcome: Relationships (and sex) education and health education – Department for Education
25 June 2019.  Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps:

Relationships (and sex) education and health education

News: Labour accuses ministers of ‘snail’s pace’ progress on tackling child obesity – Politics Home
25 June 2019.  Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson branded the Childhood Obesity Strategy “window dressing” after a damning Labour analysis found that two-thirds of the plan’s key deadlines had been missed:

Labour accuse ministers of ‘snail’s pace’ progress on tackling child obesity

Open Consultation: Restraint in mainstream settings and alternative provision – Department for Education
27 June 2019.  Views sought on guidance on reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in a range of mainstream settings and alternative provision:

Reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in schools

Committee to publish Online Harms White Paper report – Parliament UK, Commons Select Committee Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
27 June 2019.  The Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee is to publish a report on the Online Harms White Paper:

Committee to publish Online Harms White Paper report

School holiday poverty inquiry – Parliament UK, Commons Select Committee Work & Pensions
3 July 2019. The Work and Pensions Committee and the Education Committee are together holding a one-off evidence session on school holiday poverty on Wednesday 3 July 2019:

School holiday poverty inquiry

Press release: Baby food industry needs better products and clearer labelling – Public Health England
27 June 2019.  Public Health England (PHE) publishes an evidence review of commercially available baby foods and drinks aimed at children up to 36 months:

Baby food industry needs better products and clearer labelling

Guidance: Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention – Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care
27 June 2019.  How to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties who are at risk of restrictive intervention:

Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

News: “A Labour government will introduce a Future Generations Wellbeing Act” – Ashworth’s speech at Fabian conference – Labour List
29 June 2019. Full text of Jon Ashworth’s speech today at the Fabian summer conference:
https://labourlist.org/2019/06/a-labour-government-will-introduce-a-future-generations-wellbeing-act-ashworths-speech-at-fabian-conference/

Speech: Amanda Spielman at the National Day Nurseries Association – Ofsted and Amanda Spielman
28 June 2019.  Amanda Spielman spoke about the education inspection framework (EIF) and offered clarity on how Ofsted inspects:
Amanda Spielman at the National Day Nurseries Association

News: Some baby snacks marketed as healthy ‘are as bad as sweets’ – The Canary
27 June 2019. In a new report, Public Health England (PHE) said a Government crackdown was needed to tackle misleading claims and to cut the amount of sugar children consume from shop-bought foods:

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/06/27/some-baby-snacks-marketed-as-healthy-are-as-bad-as-sweets/

News: TfL revises junk food ad ban after rules spark confusion – City AM
27 June 2019, James Warrington.  Transport for London (TfL) has overhauled the guidelines for its junk food advertising ban after critics slammed it as “absurd” and “confusing”:

TfL revises junk food ad ban after rules spark confusion

News: Tory leadership: Boris Johnson promises review of ‘unhealthy food taxes’ – BBC News Online
3 July 2019.  Boris Johnson has said he wants to examine whether levies on foods high in salt, fat and sugar are effective, and has vowed not to introduce any new ones until the review is complete:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48847952

News: Childcare might become ‘available only in rich areas’ – BBC News Online
1 July 2019, Hannah Richardson. Childcare in England risks becoming the preserve of the wealthy, unless a £660m funding gap in a free childcare scheme is plugged, MPs are warning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48804395

News: Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’ – BBC News Online
3 July 2019. Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48826850

Article: Baby food nutrition slammed in government report – Nutra-Ingredients
3 July 2019, Nikki Cutler. Commercial baby foods have been denounced in a new report from Public Health England for encouraging high sugar intake in infants, misleading parents with health claims and setting children up for potential diet-related issues throughout their life:

Baby food nutrition slammed in government report

Early Years Education Update: Written statement – HCWS1684 – Parliament UK, Department for Education
2 July 2019.  Made by: Nadhim Zahawi (The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families):

Early Years Education Update

 

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