This is not a Scrappy post but something that is consuming a lot of my thoughts and home efforts ATM as I try and improve the health of myself and my family most especially my children. I urge everyone to look at this and if you agree please sign the petition and tell your friends with kids about it too.
The Kids First Campaign launched tomorrow Six artificial colours, which are being removed from all food in the UK after scientists likened their detrimental effects to those of lead on children's development, are the focus of a new campaign supported by over 100 influential health professionals, educators, food manufacturers and children support service providers. The campaign unites the three leading food additive consumer advocates in the country, Julie Eady from Additive Alert, Sue Dengate from the Food Intolerance Network and Kathleen Daalmeyer from Additive Education. The Kids First Campaign will demand that Australia's Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) follow the UK's lead by placing consumers first and banning the six additives in question from Australian food. Please sign the on-line petition now! The importance of this Campaign is that, when successful, it will be the first time that food regulators have accepted the importance of behaviour and learning as criteria in approval processes. These six colours (Tartrazine 102, Quinoline Yellow 104, Sunset Yellow 110, Carmoisine 122, Ponceau Red 124 and Allura Red 129) are in the process of being withdrawn in the UK and from the end of 2009 will carry a warning in the EU "may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children." You can help by signing the on-line petition now! www.additivealert.com.au
***** Watch "TODAY TONIGHT" on Channel 7 Monday 8th September at 6.30pm to see the launch of the THE KIDS FIRST CAMPAIGN *****
See more background information
See Australian list of foods with nasty colours
thanks for your support of this initiative