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Guest blog: Childhood obesity – personal responsibility or environmental curse?

Dr Rob Noonan is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: Robert.noonan@edgehill.ac.uk In England there’s a steep social gradient to childhood health including obesity (Noonan & Fairclough, 2018), and this continues

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13 councils successful in next phase of Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme

Solutions to tackle childhood obesity are to be developed by 13 councils in England, having been successful in the next phase of the government’s Trailblazer programme. The councils will receive £10,000 in funding and targeted support to create plans that

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Veg Power ‘#EatThemToDefeatThem’ advertising campaign launches

ITV and Veg Power have joined forces to launch a major new national campaign to change the way people think and feel about vegetables, with the aim of inspiring us all to eat more veg. 80% of adults and 95%

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#GiveUpLovingPop Special Edition Bulletin launches for 2019!

In 2019, Food Active will be sending a Give Up Loving Pop special edition bulletin every now and then to update Food Active subscribers on all things GULP and sugary-drink news. The bulletin will come in addition to the Food Active monthly

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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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#GiveUpLovingPop returns to Rochdale primary schools to help fight tooth decay

Rochdale Borough Council decided to target Give Up Loving work at schools with the highest levels of obesity across the borough, following the success of their campaign in January 2018. The council have worked with schools to ensure the delivery

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Government launches consultation to restrict price and placement promotions on less healthy food and drink

We welcome the long-overdue consultation to restrict promotions on less healthy food and drink by price and place, published today by the Department of Health and Social Care, as part of the ongoing consultations in the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter

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Kind to Teeth ‘Parent Champions’ training project funding granted!

We are pleased to announce that Food Active has been granted funding to develop a Parent Champions training programme, as part of our Kind to Teeth campaign launched in May 2018 to help promote healthier drink choices in the under-fives.

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Football coaches in Lancashire help children #GiveUpLovingPop

Results from the Give Up Loving Pop programme evaluation demonstrate effectiveness of community sports coaches delivering sugary drinks education to children. This summer, community coaches from three professional football clubs in North West England delivered a four-part sugary drinks education

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New Change4Life campaign launched after data shows 10 year-olds have eaten 18 years worth of sugar

Children are consuming the equivalent of eight excess sugar cubes a day, or 2,800 a year, says Public Health England, which has launched a new healthy eating campaign under its flagship healthy eating campaign, Change4Life. The campaign comes as national

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