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Healthy Weight Declaration Support Pack Update

Food Active has updated its Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight Support Pack, incorporating learning from the past 18 months of Local Authorities adopting the Declaration, and a plethora of new case studies helping to share good practices. The support pack provides

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Guest blog: Promoting good oral health in children

Chris Groombridge, Chair of the Teeth Team and MD of 543 Dental Care, located in Yorkshire.   Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme, incorporating clinical dental assessments, applications of fluoride varnish and the subsequent signposting for accessing primary

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Guest blog: Better beginnings for the next generation means talking to people about health before conception

Deirdre de Barra is the Head of Information at Tommy’s – a registered charity which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Last week at Tommy’s we launched a free digital tool called Planning

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Junk food marketing to children: A study of parents perceptions

New research from Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign shows parents in the North West want Government action to restrict marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children 85% of parents in the North West agreed that junk food

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Tameside launches second #GiveUpLovingPop campaign

Tameside Public Health has launched it’s second GULP campaign this week, following the success of the campaign launched in fifteen secondary schools last year. Tameside Council with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP

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Football teams in Lancashire team up to launch Give Up Loving Pop

Three football clubs in Lancashire have partnered up with Lancashire County Council, Healthy Stadia and Food Active to help children to cut back on sugary drinks and #GiveUpLovingPop this summer. As the temperature continues to rise outside, three football clubs

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Health and Social Care Committee Report: Childhood Obesity – time for action

The Health and Social Care Committee has published its recommendations to Government for action on childhood obesity, following a series on inquiries with representatives from the food industry, academic institutions and the third sector. Steve Brine, Secretary for Public Health,

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Food Active Bulletin: May

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; NEW: Give Up Loving Pop campaign ‘Kind to

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Poverty and childhood obesity: a 21st century role reversal

Traditionally, poverty-stricken households often struggled to feed the family, resulting in underweight, thin children and in some severe cases, symptoms of malnutrition. At the same time, being overweight or obese was often arguably regarded as a sign of wealth and

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Guest Blog: The ‘sugar tax’ should be extended to artificial sweeteners – otherwise #BritainsFatFight will fail

Rob Percival is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association. He leads the Out to Lunch campaign, which is working with the UK’s most popular restaurant chains and visitor attractions to make healthy and sustainable food available to families.

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