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START SMART IN LEICESTER

That this House congratulates Start Smart and Leicester City Council on the successful conclusion of its blue print to improve childhood nutrition for the under-fives; notes that it offered 1,600 free breakfasts to children under five focusing on those eligible for free nursery places, delivered 1,000 Start Smart bags of usefulness to participating families, offered cookery lessons to more than 100 children and parents, with Let's Get Cooking, and free family shopping sessions with expert nutritionists; further notes that it worked with 10 nurseries across the city and food banks in the city and hosted six days of food and nutrition-based activities and events; commends the work of Paul Lindley and Ella's Kitchen; urges all involved to ensure that the success of the project and the ongoing activities in Leicester will encourage other cities to follow Leicester's lead; concludes that more must be done to tackle the obesity epidemic this country faces; and believes that the Start Smart campaign is a great step in terms of fighting this.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.03.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 25.03.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 25.03.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 08.04.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 26.03.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 25.03.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 26.03.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 25.03.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 25.03.2014
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 24.03.2014