Food Active Bulletin: November

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. It’s been a very busy month for Food Active – this month’s bulletin is jam-packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s

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#FoodActive2018 Conference Hub

The Food Active Conference Hub is now live, where you can access all of the important presentations, details and outcomes of the workshop sessions and evaluation from delegates.

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Guest Blog: As cheap as chips – the extent of junk food promotions aimed at University students

Danielle Jones is a final year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health student at Edge Hill University.  Her main interests are marketing and its influence on food choice and obesity amongst the early years. She is currently on a placement with

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Five things to know about why we need a ban on energy drinks to children

Yesterday we submitted our response to the Department of Health And Social Care’s consultation to end the sale of energy drinks to children in England. The consultation was launched back in August, and after 12 long weeks of collecting views

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Out of place: the extent of unhealthy food items in prime locations in supermarkets

New analysis published today by the Obesity Health Alliance reveals that families are bombarded by promotions for sugary food and drinks placed in convenient or busy locations in shops. The Obesity Health Alliance (hereafter OHA) visited five supermarkets over the

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Liverpool City Council and Partners sign the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

Today Liverpool City Council are the 15th council to sign up to the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight, confirming their council’s commitment to promoting healthy weight in all policies. The declaration has been signed by Cllr Paul Brant, Cabinet

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Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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Position Statement: Health Harms of High Street Giveaways

Food Active has prepared a new position statement to highlight the health harms associated with high street giveaways of foods high in fat, sugar and salt. The statement aims to frame the issue with these giveaway events, provide a brief review

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Position Statement: Food as a safeguarding issue

Food Active has published a new position statement: “Food as a safeguarding issue”. Food is at the very heart of all aspects of care. However, the importance and key role of nutrition and positive food practices in care are currently

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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas Truck Tour by over a third

Coca Cola have announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – a timely announcement indeed, coinciding with Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing the importance tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the

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