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Food Active Event: The Marketing of Junk Food to Children (July 15th 2016)

On Friday 15th July, supported by Lancashire County Council, Association of Directors of Public Health (NW) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (NW), Food Active held an event ahead of the  CAP Consultation on restricting advertising of unhealthy

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Food Active Event: Promoting healthy weight – National policy to local action (23rd March 2016)

In light of recent publications including the PHE evidence report on sugar reduction, the Health Select Committee Inquiry report ‘Brave and Bold Action’ and the forthcoming National Childhood Obesity Strategy, the purpose of the day was to provide delegates from

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Retailers contributing to obesity crisis

Banning fast food shops near schools “will not be enough” to tackle childhood obesity, according to academics at the University of Hertfordshire; retailers also have a major role to play in encouraging young people to make healthier food choices. Over

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Get ‘Sugar Smart’ this January!

A new campaign has been launched encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and take control of their children’s sugar intake.

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‘Food Thinkers: Translating Local Action to National Policy’

In December 2015, Robin Ireland was invited by the Food Research Collaboration hosted by the Centre for Food Policy at City University London, to contribute to a series entitled, ‘Food Thinkers’. The series provided an opportunity to engage with people

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Get ready for Salt Awareness Week 2016

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) will be holding their 17th National Salt Awareness Week from 29th February – 6th March 2016, when they will be celebrating 20 years since the they first set out to reduce salt in

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Parliamentary debate on sugary drinks

We are very pleased to see that the Petitions Committee have agreed to hold a Parliamentary Debate on a Sugary Drinks Duty on Monday 30th November, 4.30pm-7.30pm in Westminster Hall. This is a result of Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush documentary and the petition from the Children’s Food Campaign, which now has over 150,000 signatures.

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Food Active’s Gulp campaign featured in new ‘Soda Politics’ book

At Food Active we are proud to say that our Give Up Loving Pop campaign has made its way into the pages of a new book from renowned food writer and Professor of Nutrition, Marion Nestle.

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#SharetheSugarBills

As Coca-Cola announce their Christmas Truck Tour, Health Equalities Group CEO, Robin Ireland, takes a closer look at the ‘Holidays Are Coming’ phenomenon. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is now in its twentieth year and has become a regular feature

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Would you like to bring That Sugar Film to your area?

As part of our ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the health harms associated with sugar consumption, Give Up Loving Pop & Food Active are offering you the chance to host That Sugar Film in your local area including a talk from the Food Active team.

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