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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 April’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes Blackpool NHS trust sign declaration on healthy weight, Food Active writes to Metro-Mayoral candidates, and no

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Letter to Metro-Mayoral Candidates

During May, seven combined authorities will appoint their first Metro-Mayor. The directly-elected metro mayors will be responsible for setting out a strategy for growing their city region economy, and will have certain powers over issues such as housing, transport and

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Guest Blog: Could we be Missing the Boat with our Young People?

Aliya Porter is a freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). Her specialist work includes weaning support and courses for parents, articles for blogs and magazines and brief interventions training for frontline staff on healthy eating for all ages. Aliya is also

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Launch Their Declaration on Healthy Weight

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has adopted their own declaration on healthy weight. The declaration shows the Trust’s commitment to reducing unhealthy weight in its establishments and its goal of protecting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and

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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 March’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes an update on the #sugartax, Operation Eagle Eye, and Robin’s learning from ‘down under’. You can

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Sefton launch Give Up Loving Pop

This month sees the launch of the Sefton GULP Campaign. Across Sefton, 24.7% of reception age children are overweight or obese, rising to 35.2% at year 6 and 69.7% of adults. And whilst dental health is better than some of

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Sugar Tax – the North West’s Contribution

On Wednesday, we were delighted to see the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) included in the Spring budget. The rates were not watered down which is fantastic – remaining at 18p and 24p, as originally thought. The tax will, however,

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Exchanging ideas on challenges to healthier food policies

Author: Robin Ireland, Director of Research, Food Active and Healthy Stadia. I was extremely fortunate to visit New Zealand and Australia in January and February 2017 and used the opportunity to meet colleagues and to discuss local food policies. In

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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 February’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes Lancashire’s Local Authority Declaration; Blackpool host their Healthy Weight Summit; and Tameside prepare to Give Up

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Tameside prepares to Give Up Loving Pop

Tameside Public Health with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP challenge across their 15 secondary schools. Following February half term, the Schools For Health team will visit each of the secondary schools and

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