Sugar Awareness Week 2017: Guest Blog – what’s the deal?

  Jenny Rosborough is a Registered Nutritionist and Campaign Manager at Action on Sugar. This year’s Sugar Awareness Week (30th October – 5th November) provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made and highlight actions which must be taken next to

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017

  Today marks the start of this years Sugar Awareness Week from Action on Sugar (30th October – 5th November), of which Food Active is an official partner. Excessive consumption of sugar is fueling the obesity epidemic. In the UK

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Latest Food Active Bulletin – October Edition

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. You can find October’s edition by following this link This month’s bulletin is packed with news from World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance, new Sugar

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Guest Blog for National Cholesterol Month: Discordant LDL – a discord from dietary guidance? Or a concord of hypothesis?

Dr Ian Davies is Nutritional Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University with a primary research interest in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the effects of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Coinciding with National Cholesterol Month, Dr. Davies unpicks the confusing scientific evidence

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Recent industry action in response to public health noise

In recent weeks, there has been a number of statements, commitments and pledges from key players within the food and beverage industry. This is in response to continued pressure from the public health community, advocating for healthier products and environments

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Sugar Taxes – what does the evidence say?

In the UK, adults consume 50g per day and children 100g per day of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) [1]. This dietary behaviour is contributing towards excessive energy and sugar intakes which are said to be fuelling the obesity epidemic, as well

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Food Active Event Report: Healthy Weight in all Policies

Food Active recently hosted ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at the Mechanics Institute, Manchester. Over 80 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered to the event, with 65 in attendance on the day.

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Supporting World Obesity Day – 11th October 2017

Today Food Active is supporting the 3rd annual World Obesity Day. Here are a few words from the organisers, The World Obesity Federation about the history, background and aims of the campaign which takes place on the 11th October every

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