On 27 January, three of us travelled to London to present our three reasons why we should win the LGC Award for Public Health. It was pretty nerve wracking to be sat across from a panel of 5 people, mainly Chief Executives from local Councils.

We spoke about the TuckIN pledges and how these are different from so many ‘healthy’ food schemes. In particular we do not mention health on our marketing. We consider that the businesses we are working with to make pledges are part of the obesity solution, not the problem. We also explained the importance of the free nutrition training provided to businesses as part of the scheme.

There were some tough questions at the end of the presentation but we were prepared for these.

The picture shows the three of us with relief after the presentation at Telephone House.

Fingers crossed and we will find out how we did at the awards night on 8 March.

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