Food Active Bulletin: January

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Price and placement promotions consultation launched Blackpool Council shares experience at Dutch Embassy Obesity Event Local authorities awarded funding to tackle childhood

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Blackpool Council shares experience at Dutch Embassy Childhood Obesity Summit

An integrated approach on tackling childhood obesity at municipal level “Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example”. Karen den Hertog. The authors have worked together on a systems approaches to tackling childhood obesity since

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West Cheshire prepares to #GiveUpLovingPop this January

#GiveUpLovingPop arrives in Cheshire West and Chester this January, with pupils and staff across the borough encouraged to switch sugary drinks for water and milk. Children and young people are consuming more than three times as much sugar as the

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Guest blog: Childhood obesity – personal responsibility or environmental curse?

Dr Rob Noonan is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: Robert.noonan@edgehill.ac.uk In England there’s a steep social gradient to childhood health including obesity (Noonan & Fairclough, 2018), and this continues

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13 councils successful in next phase of Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme

Solutions to tackle childhood obesity are to be developed by 13 councils in England, having been successful in the next phase of the government’s Trailblazer programme. The councils will receive £10,000 in funding and targeted support to create plans that

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Veg Power ‘#EatThemToDefeatThem’ advertising campaign launches

ITV and Veg Power have joined forces to launch a major new national campaign to change the way people think and feel about vegetables, with the aim of inspiring us all to eat more veg. 80% of adults and 95%

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#GiveUpLovingPop Special Edition Bulletin launches for 2019!

In 2019, Food Active will be sending a Give Up Loving Pop special edition bulletin every now and then to update Food Active subscribers on all things GULP and sugary-drink news. The bulletin will come in addition to the Food Active monthly

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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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#GiveUpLovingPop returns to Rochdale primary schools to help fight tooth decay

Give Up Loving Pop returns to Rochdale Borough Council, following the success of their campaign in January 2018.  Rochdale Borough Council decided to target Give Up Loving Pop programme at a few schools across the borough, some of which have the

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Government launches consultation to restrict price and placement promotions on less healthy food and drink

We welcome the long-overdue consultation to restrict promotions on less healthy food and drink by price and place, published today by the Department of Health and Social Care, as part of the ongoing consultations in the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter

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