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Guest blog: Small steps = Big change

This April the Government officially announced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – or the Sugar Tax – a long fought for result of campaigning which began in 2011. This is a strong example of how perseverance and little steps can

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New Resource: Food Active Position Statements

Food Active has published three new position statements on three of our key priorities; Childhood obesity, junk food marketing and sugar sweetened beverages. The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide

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New ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ launched in Liverpool

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their second wave of the ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ campaign to help parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume in Liverpool. The campaign was initially launched last year and focused on the

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Food Active has #AdEnough of junk food marketing to children

Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign ‘#AdEnough’, which calls for 9pm watershed to junk food marketing to children. Food Active has long campaigned for tighter controls on junk food marketing to children, given the overwhelming evidence that it can

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GULP returns to Blackpool Football Community Trust

The GULP Challenge returns to Blackpool with Blackpool Community Football Trust to help children swap sugary drinks for water and low fat milk. The GULP Challenge aims to tackle excessive sugar intake in a bid to stop children developing potentially

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The sugar tax has arrived – but how did we get here?

Today on the Friday 6th April 2018, the sugar tax – officially called the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – comes into force in the UK. The day is a huge milestone for all involved in the campaigning efforts over the

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Junk Food and Sports Sponsorship: Give sugar the red card!

Our sister organisation, Healthy Stadia, has joined forces with SUGAR SMART – a campaign led by the food charity Sustain and supported by Jamie Oliver – inviting stakeholders from all fields (sport, fan groups, parents, schools, public health, and academics)

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Food Active Bulletin: March Edition

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with updates on our latest work, including our new Perspective Pieces report and supporting Healthy Weight events in both Cumbria and

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Perspective Pieces Report: Promoting healthy weight across all policy areas

The new Perspective Pieces Report has been developed to contribute to the wider work undertaken by Food Active on whole systems approaches to addressing overweight and obesity. The report gathers evidence from seven local authority departments (outside of Public Health,

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Guest Blog: Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity

Dr Charlotte Hardman is a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She is interested in psychological determinants of appetite and eating behaviour and in the application of this knowledge to interventions for health behaviour

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