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Exploring the acceptability of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Evidence has suggested that placing a tax on sugary drinks could reduce consumption and reduce levels of obesity. Food Active, funded by the North West Directors of Public Health, commissioned a research report to explore the acceptability of a tax on sugary drinks.

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Parents feel banning junk food ads could cut childhood obesity

>Over 30,000 people sign petition to ban junk food adverts before 9pm watershed.< New statistics show the majority of UK parents believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

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Burger King faces backlash from Liverpool health campaigners over home delivery service

Burger King has been told it’s “not welcome” to set up a home delivery service in Liverpool by health campaigners. The fast food giant now delivers its menu to homes around eight regions in the UK as part of a trial.

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New campaign takes the fight to sugary drinks companies

A new campaign launched today takes the manufacturers of sugary drinks to task as Government data reveals the extent of overweight and obesity among children and young people.

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Food Active backs efforts to reduce sugar consumption in Liverpool

Food Active is pleased to announce its support for Cllr Tim Beaumont’s proposals to Liverpool City Council to reduce sugar consumption across Liverpool.

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Coca Cola London Eye ‘Welcome Party’

Our colleagues at the Children’s Food Campaign have marked the recent start of Coca Cola’s sponsorship of the London Eye with a ‘welcoming party’, handing out over 500 toothbrushes to some of the first visitors to the re-branded tourist attraction.

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National Obesity Awareness Week 12-18 January 2015

National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 will put the obesity problem in the national spotlight, and promote positive change.

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New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make sugar swaps

A new Change4Life campaign launched today by Public Health England encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more simple swaps.

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Guest essay: Sugar- “Capitalism’s Favoured Child”

In this guest essay historian and sugar expert Ron Noon unearths some uncomfortable truths about “capitalism’s favourite child”…

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Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice Across the North West

Thursday 4th December saw the latest of our engagement events take place, on this occasion in central Manchester. Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice brought together high-profile speakers, specialist workshops and the unveiling of our new

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