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Declaration Support Pack and Evaluation Report

With the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight being adopted across the North West and beyond, we have commissioned a first evaluation of Blackpool Council’s declaration – one year on. This report gives some insight into the process the declaration

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Food & drink sponsorship in professional sport: an unhealthy relationship

The global popularity and unique power of sport to deliver messages to a broad audience make it an invaluable, if perhaps under-utilised, health promotion tool. Unfortunately, a paradox persists within professional sport wherein sport personalities are championed as the pinnacle

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New ‘Food in Care’ Resource Launched

A new online resource and bespoke training programme gives carers insight, knowledge and skills to support better food and nutrition for children in care.

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Supermarket price promotions nudge consumers toward unhealthy food and drink

New research finds supermarkets have more promotions on less healthy food and drink, Which? says retailers must play their part in the fight against obesity. Which? analysed data collected by mySupermarket on the number of promotions across the major supermarkets

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Sugary Drinks Briefing Documents

Sugar is the hot topic in the nutrition world. It is now recommended that our intake of sugars should be less than 5% of our total energy intake, yet millions in the UK and around the world regularly exceed this.

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Facebook used to market junk food to children

Food and drink manufacturers are switching their focus  from traditional to online media to promote unhealthy products to children and young people, an Irish report has found. New research published by the Irish Heart Foundations Who’s feeding the kids online reveals that

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Food Active Annual Report: 2015 / 2016

This year has been another eventful year for Food Active with significant successes including the welcome announcement from the Chancellor regarding a sugary drinks levy, Blackpool Council adopting the Food Active Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight and the delivery of

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Food Active Event Summary: Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, Champs and NW ADPH recently facilitated and hosted the Regional Healthy Weight Event: ‘Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action’. Over 100 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered

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Give Councils Powers to Ban Junk Food Advertising near Schools and Nurseries

Powers to ban junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres should be given to councils in a bid to beat the childhood obesity crisis, say town halls. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils

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Promoting Healthy Weight: National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, in collaboration with Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative (Champs) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) would like to invite you to our forthcoming event addressing the Healthy Weight Debate. When: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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