Health and Social Care Committee Report: Childhood Obesity – time for action

The Health and Social Care Committee has published its recommendations to Government for action on childhood obesity, following a series on inquiries with representatives from the food industry, academic institutions and the third sector. Steve Brine, Secretary for Public Health,

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Food Active Bulletin: May

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; NEW: Give Up Loving Pop campaign ‘Kind to

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Poverty and childhood obesity: a 21st century role reversal

Traditionally, poverty-stricken households often struggled to feed the family, resulting in underweight, thin children and in some severe cases, symptoms of malnutrition. At the same time, being overweight or obese was often arguably regarded as a sign of wealth and

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Guest Blog: The ‘sugar tax’ should be extended to artificial sweeteners – otherwise #BritainsFatFight will fail

Rob Percival is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association. He leads the Out to Lunch campaign, which is working with the UK’s most popular restaurant chains and visitor attractions to make healthy and sustainable food available to families.

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A continuation of the conversation….Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 confirmed

Yesterday, Steve Brine, Secretary of State for Primary Care and Public Health, confirmed the Government will be publishing the next chapter of the Childhood Obesity Plan. This is fantastic news given that amount of missed opportunities in the original strategy, published

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Industry fail to meet targets for Public Health England’s Sugar Reduction Programme

Public Health England has published it’s first year report on the results from the Sugar Reduction Programme, which challenged all sectors of the food industry to reduce by 20% by 2020 the level of sugar in the categories that contribute

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New Give Up Loving Pop ‘Kind to Teeth’ campaign launched

Food Active has launched a new Give Up Loving Pop early years campaign ‘Kind to Teeth’ to mark the start of this year’s National Smile Month and to help promote healthier drink choices for the under 5’s.  The campaign is aimed at

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