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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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Blackpool taking the declaration a step further

On the 2nd February over 20 representatives from organisations across Blackpool declared their commitment to promote healthy weight. The pledges were made at a Healthy Weight Summit organised and lead by Blackpool Council. The aim of the day was to

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Lancashire County Council adopt the declaration

We are delighted that Lancashire County Council are the latest local authority to adopt the declaration on healthy weight. As the first two-tier local authority, this is just the start of the process as the council works with lower tier

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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 January’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes our BMJ publication regarding the Coca-Cola truck objection letter; the Children’s Food Campaign Heroes and Zeroes;

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