Guest blog: Recognising food as a safeguarding issue

Magdalena Przybylka, Registered Nutritionist and Food in Care Project Manager from Food Active discusses the importance of food being recognised as safeguarding issue in children’s care sector.                           

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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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The sugar tax has arrived – but how did we get here?

Today on the Friday 6th April 2018, the sugar tax – officially called the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – comes into force in the UK. The day is a huge milestone for all involved in the campaigning efforts over the

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Guest Blog: Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity

Dr Charlotte Hardman is a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She is interested in psychological determinants of appetite and eating behaviour and in the application of this knowledge to interventions for health behaviour

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Guest Blog: East Lancashire Hospitals sign up to NHS-style Declaration

Zac Rayson, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Nutrition Advisor, is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) having earned an MSc in Nutrition in January 2015. First involved with the Trust as a volunteer – undertaking such works as developing its food

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Public Health England targets calories in new obesity drive

New research from Public Health England indicates that across the lifespan, we are all eating too many calories every day in England. Most of us know the recommended guidance on calorie intake – 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men,

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Can where you live make you obese?

The childhood obesity crisis in England hits the headlines yet again this week. Public Health England mapped childhood obesity in the England using the data coming from the national child measurement program. For the first time, the data ranked every

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Guest Blog: Great Expectations – how the planning system can help solve the obesity crisis?

Michael Chang MRTPI is Town and Country Planning Association Project and Policy Manager leading its Reuniting Health with Planning initiative. In addition to delivering the Initiative’s programme of projects, he is undertaking a Master by Research at Leeds Beckett on

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Guest Blog: ‘Two thirds of UK adults are “failing” to maintain healthy weight – is it simply their lack of capacity of making healthy choices in life?’

Magdalena Muc is a new volunteer Food Active. Her interests include the role of obesogenic environment in population’s health, public health campaigns and interventions against obesity. Before joining our team, she was a researcher working in the field of medical

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Food Active Blog: When the Coca-Cola truck comes to your town

Food Active has published a blog on the FUSE (Center for Transitional Research in Public Health) website, “When the Coca-Cola Truck comes to your town” The blog discusses the concerns around Coca-Cola’s Christmas promotion of high sugar drinks to children, the

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