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Blog: Is there a link between low breastfeeding rates and childhood obesity in the UK?

To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), our student placement Chloé Higham-Smith  discusses whether there is an association between low breastfeeding in the UK and childhood obesity rates, in a blog for Food Active. Breastfeeding rates in the

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Food Active Bulletin: July 2020

Make sure you keep up to date with the all the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s edition is a busy one! Highlights include: Reaction and fall out from Boris Johnson’s Obesity Strategy Relaunching the Healthy

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Blog: Digesting Boris Johnson’s Obesity Strategy

On Monday 27th July, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of measures to “get the nation fit and healthy, protect themselves against COVID-19 and protect the NHS”[i]. Officially titled ‘Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier

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Position Statement: School Packed Lunches

Food Active has published a new position statement highlighting the issues of School Packed Lunches Our position statements aim to frame the issue, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently in place to tackle the issue

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Vivo Care Choices becomes the 10th organisation to pledge their support to Cheshire West’s Healthy Weight Declaration

Vivo Care Choices has become the tenth organisation to sign up to the Healthy Weight Declaration Partner Pledge, which aims to support the actions Cheshire West and Chester Council has set out in its Declaration on Healthy Weight. Launched in

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Boris Johnson’s New Obesity Strategy: Food Active Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how important health and wellbeing is to us all, thereby driving conversations at a national level on how we can improve our health – including overweight and obesity – to help build resilience in our

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Webinar: Relaunching the Healthy Weight Declaration, 22.7.20

This webinar presented details of the recently relaunched Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight, background and history to the Declaration and an overview of the new and existing resources available. The webinar was chaired by Food Active’s Programme Lead Alex

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North West Directors of Public Health urge Prime Minister to address the causes, not just the symptoms ahead of obesity announcement

On Wednesday 22nd July, a group of eight North West Directors of Public Health have written to the Prime Minister, co-ordinated by Food Active, to urge him to ensure that the forthcoming announcement on obesity includes measures that create an

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Webinar: Pester Power or Parent Power?

This webinar presented the findings of the joint Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active research on parents’ experiences and views on the use of child-friendly characters on food and drink packaging, and hear directly from parents themselves. It included discussion

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Pester Power or Parent Power? New Food Active and Children’s Food Campaign Report

Stop using kids’ characters on unhealthy food and drink, say parents in our latest joint-report with the Children’s Food Campaign ‘Pester Power or Parent Power?’, a new report from the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active, is based on research with 942 parents

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