When it comes to the food that we have access to both in terms of availability and affordability for all, 'in recent years we have seen a concerning increase in the prevalence of Ultra-Processed-Foods (UPFs), which currently make up 65% of the food consumed by children under 14.'
See below for our ongoing mission to raise awareness of the harms of Ultra-Processed diets and the change we are seeking as Food for Life and the Soil Association.
Recent UPF Campaign activity:
An open letter to Prime Minister - calling on the government to take action to deliver five a day to a million children using Food for Life’s whole setting approach.
Our report into Ultra Processed Foods - Learning to Eat: The role of schools in addressing ultra processed diets
Ultra-processed foods are robbing children of the experience of learning to eat - Blog
Food for Life a solution to UPF – News story
Politicians at Groundswell back nature-friendly farming but “failing” to act on bad diets – News story
Taking the Biscuit campaign - Thousands demand government stops promoting ultra-processed foods – News story
Campaign page - https://www.soilassociation.org/causes-campaigns/ultra-processed-foods/taking-the-biscuit
Taking the Biscuit report
Food for Life resources for UPF:
Learning & Skills Hub resources
Soil Association UPF reports
Dec 2023 - Learning to Eat: The role of schools in addressing ultra processed diets
May 2023 – Taking the Biscuit / Ultra-Processed Planet
Oct 2020 – Ultra Processed Foods - The case for rebalancing the UK diet