Latest Food Active Bulletin – January Edition

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with news and updates from the #GiveUpLovingPop campaign, delivered in two boroughs in Greater Manchester, our response to the Transport for

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Transport For The North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan: Food Active Response

We are disappointed to see that the Transport for the North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan neglects the role of active transport in creating a sustainable transport network across Northern England [1]. Peter Walker (author of Bike Nation) notes that cycling

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Guest Blog: Great Expectations – how the planning system can help solve the obesity crisis?

Michael Chang MRTPI is Town and Country Planning Association Project and Policy Manager leading its Reuniting Health with Planning initiative. In addition to delivering the Initiative’s programme of projects, he is undertaking a Master by Research at Leeds Beckett on

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Rochdale Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Rochdale Public Health with the Healthy Heroes campaign are in the final stages of preparing for a three week GULP challenge across two primary schools within the area. This January, the Healthy Lifestyles team will visit the first St Luke’s

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Salford Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Salford Public Health and CCG are in the final stage of preparing for a three week GULP challenge in St Patrick’s RC High School. This January, the GULP team delivered an assembly to year 8 students on the health harms

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Guest Blog: ‘Two thirds of UK adults are “failing” to maintain healthy weight – is it simply their lack of capacity of making healthy choices in life?’

Magdalena Muc is a new volunteer Food Active. Her interests include the role of obesogenic environment in population’s health, public health campaigns and interventions against obesity. Before joining our team, she was a researcher working in the field of medical

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New Change4Life campaign targets sugary snacks

‘100 calorie snacks, two a day max’ Earlier this week, Public Health England launched a new wave of their flagship Change4Life campaign, specifically promoting healthier snack choices for children. The campaign is part of a bid to help children consume

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