Blog: The role of system leadership in tackling the obesity crisis

Ahead of the #FoodActive2019 conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies: Two Years On’ on Tuesday 12th November, we hear from Lead Director for Public Health at Food Active, Matthew Ashton to discuss one of the key themes of the conference

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Blog: The Story Behind the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

To mark 2 weeks until the #FoodActive2019 conference, bringing together 100 delegates to discuss the importance of promoting healthy weight across all policies, we hear from our Director of Research, Robin Ireland to reflect back on the origins of the

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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: The Rewards Project – transforming the way we reward children

James Goolnik is a practicing dentist and a member of the British Dental Association. Having worked in the same practice for over 17 years, he has witnessed first-hand how sugar damages teeth on a daily basis.  In our latest guest

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Guest Blog: Food insecurity – how hungry is the UK?

In our latest guest blog, Kathryn Machray, a PhD student at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, highlights her research topic of food insecurity, and the burden it places on the every day lives of

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Guest Blog: Could breastfeeding be the solution to reducing obesity?

This World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), we hear from Paediatric Dietician and founder of Nutrition 4 Nippers Denise King, to consider whether breastfeeding could be a solution to the growing obesity crisis that we are facing in the UK… Obesity remains

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Guest Blog: Sweet enough already – babies don’t need processed sugary foods

Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation EU Regional Office published a damning report revealing the volume of sugar available in a wide range of commercially available baby food and drink. But this is not news to the likes of

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Survey reveals limited support for carers on food behaviour issues among Children in Care

Earlier this year, Food Active published position statement on ‘Food as a safeguarding issue’. Since then we have partnered with several national organisations, including: Foster Talk, BECOME charity, National Fostering Agency, National Association of Fostering Providers and Power of Parenting

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5 reasons why Boris Johnson’s ‘sin tax’ comments are wrong

On the same day Cancer Research UK suggests that obesity is the leading cause of four of the most common cancers in the UK, we found out that one of the two candidates in the running for a place at

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Guest Blog: Pennine Lancashire Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Success

Following the announcement of the five successful trailblazers today by Public Health England and the Local Government Association, we hear from one of the successful applicants – Beth Wolfenden, Public Health Development Manager from Blackburn with Darwen – to find

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