Food Active Bulletin: August

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Food Active Position Statement: Takeaways and Healthy Weight Share your views on the availability of water in children’s meals! Government Buying Standards

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Share your experiences of drink options in children’s meals when eating out!

Food Active are seeking views from parents, grandparents, carers/guardians, aunties and uncles alike, to share their experiences of drink options in children’s meals when eating out. Have you ever taken your child, or a child in your care, out for

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Position Statement: Takeaways and Healthy Weight

Food Active has published a new position statement on ‘Takeaways and Healthy Weight’ Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently

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Consultation opens to inform the National Food Strategy

In June, The Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affair’s (DEFRA) Secretary of State has commissioned Henry Dimbleby to conduct an independent review to help the government create its first National Food Strategy for 75 years. The overarching aims of

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Food Active responds to new WW (formerly Weight Watchers) ‘Kurbo’ app

Earlier this week, WW (formerly Weight Watchers) launched a new app called ‘Kurbo’. Aimed at children as young as eight years old, and up to 17 years old in the US. WW claims the app is a “scientifically-proven behaviour change

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Food Active welcomes improvements to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services

Today Food Active has submitted a response welcoming the Government’s proposed changes to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services. The consultation is part of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, which was published last June. Whilst

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Guest Blog: Could breastfeeding be the solution to reducing obesity?

This World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), we hear from Paediatric Dietician and founder of Nutrition 4 Nippers Denise King, to consider whether breastfeeding could be a solution to the growing obesity crisis that we are facing in the UK… Obesity remains

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