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National Sugar Awareness Week: Monday 30th – Sunday 6th December 2015

Action on Sugar is pleased to announce their first National Sugar Awareness Week. The campaign will focus on the key actions that the government need to take to establish a successful sugar reduction programme in the UK and highlight the critical impact of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy, which is set to be released in the new year, on the future health of our nation.

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The Sugar Reduction Summit: Sugar, Sweetness and Obesity

The Sugar Reduction Summit takes place at The Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 7th December.

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EVENT: Obesity in the North West: Current challenges and future opportunities

This half-day meeting of the Association for the Study of Obesity (North West Regional Group) and Food Active takes place from 9.30am-12.30pm on Friday 4th December at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

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Blackpool Council challenges young people to stop drinking sugary drinks

Blackpool Council has echoed calls to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ as part of the war on childhood obesity. Town hall bosses have backed celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver, who has called on David Cameron to be ‘bold

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Major new report confirms the need for a ‘sugar tax’

Yesterday saw the unexpected release of Public Health England’s report ‘Sugar Reduction: the Evidence for Action’. The report sets out a range of tough policies that need to be taken reduce the consumption of sugary foods and drinks that are

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That Sugar Film

Food Active is proud to present a special, invitation only, film screening of That Sugar Film for pupils from Merseyside Secondary Schools at 11am on Thursday 22nd October at the Odeon, Liverpool One.

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Give Up Loving Pop welcomes new report that recommends halving sugar intake

Give Up Loving Pop (a campaign from the Food Active team) welcomes a new report released today which recommends that we should all drastically reduce our sugar intake; so that sugar makes up only 5% of an individual’s total daily energy intake.

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A taxing issue: A duty on sugary drinks will protect England’s health finds new research

New research published today finds that the introduction of a 20% duty on sugary drinks would have a major impact on the health of England’s population.

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Is now the time to tax unhealthy food and drinks?

The UK Government must face the “mounting evidence” in support of taxes on unhealthy food and drinks, according to the authors of a new report.

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Sugar-sweetened beverages: availability and purchasing behaviour within the school fringe

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. This study from Food Active focussed on a secondary school in the North West of England, with the aim of evaluating a pupil’s exposure to, and opportunities to buy SSBs on their journeys to and from school and during the school day, along with their purchasing behaviours.

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