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Much, much more action needed to address childhood obesity

We are used to health campaigners saying this, but when the CEO of Sainsbury’s says the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan doesn’t go far enough, we should probably stop and listen. We had to wait a long time for the much-anticipated

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Food Active Annual Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

We will be hosting our annual Food Active conference on the 22nd September 2017. The theme for this year will be ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ and will be held at The Mechanics’ Institute in Central Manchester (9am – 1pm).

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Guest Blog: Blackpool’s Healthier Choices Award – Engagement of the Chinese Community

Nicky Dennison is a Senior Public Health Practitioner at Blackpool Council. The Healthier Choices Award was launched in January 2017, to support Blackpool Council’s vision to be “The UK’s number one family resort with a thriving economy that supports a

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Guest Blog: Lancashire – the first two-tier authority to adopt the Declaration

Paula Cooper is a Senior Public Health Practitioner for Lancashire County Council. Lancashire is one of the larger higher tier Local Authorities in England covering 12 District Local Council footprints with a mid-year 2016 population of 1,198,800. Overall, the percentage

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Guest Blog: Blackburn with Darwen’s Joint Declaration on Healthy Weight

Beth Wolfenden is the Public Health Development Manager for Blackburn with Darwen Council. Whilst Blackburn with Darwen (BwD) experiences similar obesity levels to the national average, the Authority has a higher than national average underweight population and very poor oral

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Everton in the Community deliver sugary drinks education in schools

Coaches from Everton in the Community (EitC) have been delivering #GiveUpLovingPop or ‘GULP’ PSHE sessions in local primary schools, raising awareness of the health harms of over-consumption of sugary drinks and also promoting the benefits of drinking water in terms

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Latest Food Active Bulletin

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins, you can find June’s edition here. This month’s bulletin is packed with fantastic North West activity around healthy weight, plus a number of excellent guest blogs.

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Liverpool launch ‘Save kids from sugar’ campaign

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their ‘Save Kids From Sugar’ campaign aimed at helping parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume.  With many children having half their recommended daily allowance of sugar before they leave for school, the campaign highlights the surprising

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Latest Food Active Bulletin

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins, you can find May’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes guest blogs galore! GULP & declaration updates, ECO2017, why to avoid energy drinks + more. You

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Guest Blog: Two London boroughs first to sign declaration on sugar and healthy food

Sofia Parente is Campaigns Coordinator at Sustain. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming represents around 100 national public interest organisations. Our campaigns are contributing to protect children’s health, save the fish in our seas, making our cities healthier,

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