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Guest Blog: Planning reform would reduce carbon emissions – and improve activity levels

With the General Election now just one week away, in our latest guest blog we hear from Sustrans North to find out more about their very own manifesto, which calls on the next Government to introduce a series of measures

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Guest Blog: Why our school streets are a health issue

In our latest guest blog, we hear from Director of Sustrans in the North of England, Rosslyn Colderly to find out more about their recent ‘Bike to School Week’ initiative to encourage more children to get moving on the school

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Guest blog: Why aren’t all children walking to school? Current challenges and potential solutions.

Dr Rob Noonan is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: R.noonan@liverpool.ac.uk   It’s timely for us to consider the topic of walking to school with “Walk to School week” almost upon us (20-24 May 2019). This

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National Walking Summit 2019 – A review

On Friday, 29th March 2019 Food Active attended the National Walking Summit in Birmingham organized by Living Streets – a charity that has been promoting walking as a way of life since 1929 all over the UK. Today on #WalkToWorkDay,

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Position Statement: Active Travel

Food Active has published a new position statement on Active Travel, to mark this year’s #WalkToWorkDay Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives

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Guest Blog: A call to action to #BeActive – why exercise is critical for health, for all.

Ann B. Gates BPharm (Hons) MRPharmS is an Honorary Visiting Professor Plymouth Marjon University, Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham, a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader’s Programme 2014-2018, Associate Editor for The British Journal of Sports Medicine, a Certified

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Guest blog: Can cycling to work help address growing concerns of obesity, air pollution and climate change?

Claire McLoughlin is the communications manager at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The Alliance brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. In our latest

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Guest blog: Small steps = Big change

This April the Government officially announced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – or the Sugar Tax – a long fought for result of campaigning which began in 2011. This is a strong example of how perseverance and little steps can

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Transport For The North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan: Food Active Response

We are disappointed to see that the Transport for the North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan neglects the role of active transport in creating a sustainable transport network across Northern England [1]. Peter Walker (author of Bike Nation) notes that cycling

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‘NHS exercise targets reward with shopping vouchers’ – Food Active response

In a news story reaching the press today, the NHS have announced ‘radical plans’ of rewarding families and individuals with an array of gifts should they meet their ‘steps’ target tracked via a mobile app. They have claimed the proposals

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