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How Blackpool became the first local authority to adopt the declaration

In January 2016, Blackpool Council became the first Authority to adopt Food Active’s Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight receiving significant media coverage. Lynn Donkin (Public Health Specialist, Blackpool Council) tells us how: “Declarations have been used in a number

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Generic declaration and evidence base

A briefing document ‘Healthy Weight: Why Local Authority Action is needed’ has been developed to support the declaration and sets out the evidence to support improving the food and physical activity environment. A generic version of the declaration can be

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North West of England SSB Duty Research

SUGARY DRINKS: A DUTY TO PROTECT HEALTH NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTH WEST ENGLAND INDICATES THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A DUTY ON SUGARY DRINKS. As the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition today publishes its draft report Carbohydrates on Health

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Liverpool has more obese children than any other English city

Liverpool has more obese children than any other city in England, according to a new  study. A shocking report looking into how the design of buildings can have an impact on health  assessed nine of the country’s most populated cities

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Concern over obesity levels

More than two thirds of adults in St Helens are overweight or obese, according to new figures. Excess weight data published by Public Health England shows that 67.5 per cent of adults in St Helens are overweight. In neighbouring Knowsley

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Junk food – fast track to death

The obesity timebomb facing Liverpool’s families is today laid bare. An addiction to cheap junk food has seen the number of overweight people in our city rocket. Statistics today reveal Liverpool is home to 533 takeaways and fast food outlets

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The Guardian view on big business and bad food

Put a jug of water on the table. As a slogan, it has the beauty of simplicity. As a health message, it is clear, affordable and inoffensive. But as a symbol of the state’s willingness to get to grips with

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Junk food marketing to children campaign

Around 30 per cent of children in the UK are overweight or obese1, and research shows that children are eating too much saturated fat and sugar.2 Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, which in turn increases their risk of…

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Sugar-sweetened beverages: availability and purchasing

In the UK, over 61% of adults and 30% of children are obese; sugar-sweetened
beverages (SSBs) are acknowledged to be a contributor to this obesity epidemic due to
their high sugar content and lack of nutritional value.

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