Latest Food Active Bulletin

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins, you can find February’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes Lancashire’s Local Authority Declaration; Blackpool host their Healthy Weight Summit; and Tameside prepare to Give Up

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Tameside prepares to Give Up Loving Pop

Tameside Public Health with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP challenge across their 15 secondary schools. Following February half term, the Schools For Health team will visit each of the secondary schools and

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Blackpool taking the declaration a step further

On the 2nd February over 20 representatives from organisations across Blackpool declared their commitment to promote healthy weight. The pledges were made at a Healthy Weight Summit organised and lead by Blackpool Council. The aim of the day was to

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What is the issue with packed lunches?

There is no doubt that the UK has made commendable advances in improving the nutritional content and guaranteeing healthy school meals in some (but not all) primary and secondary schools 1. Jamie Oliver’s so-called ‘turkey twizzler revolution’ in 2005 raised

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Lancashire County Council adopt the declaration

We are delighted that Lancashire County Council are the latest local authority to adopt the declaration on healthy weight. As the first two-tier local authority, this is just the start of the process as the council works with lower tier

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Food & drink sponsorship in professional sport: an unhealthy relationship

The global popularity and unique power of sport to deliver messages to a broad audience make it an invaluable, if perhaps under-utilised, health promotion tool. Unfortunately, a paradox persists within professional sport wherein sport personalities are championed as the pinnacle

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