Food Active Bulletin: October

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: #FoodActive2019 Conference – less than 2 weeks to go! Check out our fantastic line up of speakers and final conference programme Devon

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Blog: The Story Behind the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

To mark 2 weeks until the #FoodActive2019 conference, bringing together 100 delegates to discuss the importance of promoting healthy weight across all policies, we hear from our Director of Research, Robin Ireland to reflect back on the origins of the

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Food Active evidence submission to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Follow Up Inquiry on Childhood Obesity

Food Active’s evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee Childhood Obesity Inquiry has been published. Earlier this month, The Health and Social Care Committee followed up on its inquiry (Childhood obesity: Time for action), and its predecessor’s work (Childhood

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Guest Blog: Why our school streets are a health issue

In our latest guest blog, we hear from Director of Sustrans in the North of England, Rosslyn Colderly to find out more about their recent ‘Bike to School Week’ initiative to encourage more children to get moving on the school

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New Bite Back 2030 campaign launches

Bite Back 2030, an exciting new campaign launched today, is helping bring about a social movement of young people who want to redesign the food system. Across all platforms, from TV, to social media to bus stops, children and young

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Prevention Green Paper Consultation: Food Active response

Food Active has submitted it’s response to the Prevention Green Paper consultation, calling on further action on breastfeeding, early years and adopting a healthy weight in all policies approach to help address the nation’s issues of overweight and obesity We

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Food Active response to the Chief Medical Officer’s ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’ Report

Last week, the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, published her final report ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’, making a series of bold and ambitious recommendations to the Government to take further action to address childhood obesity.  Here

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How the KP cricket sponsorship debacle highlights the need for system leadership across the board

Authored by Matthew Ashton, Lead Director of Public Health, Food Active and Matthew Philpott, Executive Director, Health Equalities Group.   Last week it was announced that KP will be sponsoring The Hundred cricket tournament which is due to start next

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Devon County Council become the first local authority in the South West to adopt the Healthy Weight Declaration

We are pleased to announce that today, Devon County Council have become the first council in the South West to sign Food Active’s Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight. Cabinet member for Public Health, Roger Croad, signed the declaration in

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