Food Active Bulletin: March

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: NEW Food Active, UK Health Forum and Public Health England research on food and drink available in non-food retailers Food Active joins

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Blackpool Council and the Lancashire Police Constabulary team up to deliver Healthy Breakfast sessions in Primary Schools

In 2016 Blackpool Council made the commitment to support the residents of Blackpool to tackle the issue of obesity by encouraging individuals to make healthy choices. Since then an amazing amount of partnership working has been underway to move things

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New research from Food Active and the UK Health Forum shows unhealthy food and drink options dominate choices at non-food retail environments

Timely new research undertaken by public health charities Food Active and the UK Health Forum has revealed the extent of sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and biscuits across non-food retail outlets, with two fifths (41%) of non-food retailers also engaged in

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Food Active supports new report calling for a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

We are pleased to support a new report published by School Food Matters, showing that 97% parents, teachers and governors support a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme – signalling that it is high time time for Department for Education to act.

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Guest Blog: Sugary drinks and their impact on oral health

This World Oral Health Day (Wednesday 20th March), we hear from Northway Dental Practice to highlight how sugary drinks, even diet and zero sugar varieties, can impact on our oral health – an issue that our #GiveUpLovingPop campaign tackles head

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9pm watershed on #junkfoodads launched by the Department for Health and Social Care

We are pleased to report that the Government has just announced a consultation to restrict children’s exposure to junk food adverts, including an option to introduce a 9pm watershed on unhealthy food and drinks adverts. The aim of the consultation

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New Online Food and Nutrition Course for Carers of Children and Young People in Care

New online training from Food in Care and AC Education gives carers insight, knowledge and skills to support better food and nutrition for children in care Food Active and AC Education have worked in collaboration to co-produce an online training

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Blackburn with Darwen hosts first Healthy Weight Summit

Food Active was pleased to attend Blackburn with Darwen’s first healthy weight summit at Ewood Park on Wednesday 13 March. The ‘Making Healthy Weight Everyone’s Business’ event saw Local Government partners, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Councils, join forces with Blackburn with

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Guest blog: The innovative Paperweight Armband is helping save lives in Greater Manchester

This Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week, we hear from Emma Connolly, Programme Director for the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration programme, working for Age UK Salford to discuss the 2-year programme that aims to improve the lives of thousands of older people

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