Guest essay: Sugar- “Capitalism’s Favoured Child”

In this guest essay historian and sugar expert Ron Noon unearths some uncomfortable truths about “capitalism’s favourite child”…

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Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice Across the North West

Thursday 4th December saw the latest of our engagement events take place, on this occasion in central Manchester. Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice brought together high-profile speakers, specialist workshops and the unveiling of our new

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A sugary drinks duty would save London £39m in healthcare costs

Our partners at The Children’s Food Campaign have today published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londoners’ health, as well as save the NHS and public health budgets £39

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North West of England SSB Duty Research

SUGARY DRINKS: A DUTY TO PROTECT HEALTH NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTH WEST ENGLAND INDICATES THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A DUTY ON SUGARY DRINKS. As the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition today publishes its draft report Carbohydrates on Health

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Liverpool has more obese children than any other English city

Liverpool has more obese children than any other city in England, according to a new  study. A shocking report looking into how the design of buildings can have an impact on health  assessed nine of the country’s most populated cities

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Concern over obesity levels

More than two thirds of adults in St Helens are overweight or obese, according to new figures. Excess weight data published by Public Health England shows that 67.5 per cent of adults in St Helens are overweight. In neighbouring Knowsley

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Junk food – fast track to death

The obesity timebomb facing Liverpool’s families is today laid bare. An addiction to cheap junk food has seen the number of overweight people in our city rocket. Statistics today reveal Liverpool is home to 533 takeaways and fast food outlets

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The Guardian view on big business and bad food

Put a jug of water on the table. As a slogan, it has the beauty of simplicity. As a health message, it is clear, affordable and inoffensive. But as a symbol of the state’s willingness to get to grips with

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