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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Priorities in tackling obesity for future governments

The news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that the UK is the most obese country in Western Europe doesn’t really come as a big surprise. Whilst Public Health England claim their plans to tackle obesity are

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017: Guest Blog – what’s the deal?

  Jenny Rosborough is a Registered Nutritionist and Campaign Manager at Action on Sugar. This year’s Sugar Awareness Week (30th October – 5th November) provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made and highlight actions which must be taken next to

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Latest Food Active Bulletin – October Edition

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. You can find October’s edition by following this link This month’s bulletin is packed with news from World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance, new Sugar

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Guest Blog for National Cholesterol Month: Discordant LDL – a discord from dietary guidance? Or a concord of hypothesis?

Dr Ian Davies is Nutritional Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University with a primary research interest in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the effects of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Coinciding with National Cholesterol Month, Dr. Davies unpicks the confusing scientific evidence

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Sugar Taxes – what does the evidence say?

In the UK, adults consume 50g per day and children 100g per day of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) [1]. This dietary behaviour is contributing towards excessive energy and sugar intakes which are said to be fuelling the obesity epidemic, as well

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Supporting World Obesity Day – 11th October 2017

Today Food Active is supporting the 3rd annual World Obesity Day. Here are a few words from the organisers, The World Obesity Federation about the history, background and aims of the campaign which takes place on the 11th October every

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Guest Blog: World Heart Day and European Week of Sport

Michael Viggars, Development Officer, European Healthy Stadia Network, talks about how the football family is mobilising to address the burgeoning physical inactivity epidemic. From Stonewall’s rainbow laces campaign in the UK to NFL stars highlighting racial injustices in the US,

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Guest Blog: World School Milk Day 2017

Erica Hocking is the Senior Nutrition Scientist at The Dairy Council and a registered Public Health Nutritionist with a special interest in children’s nutrition.   As pupils settle into school after the summer break, The Dairy Council is reminding parents,

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Guest Blog: Countermarketing Initiatives to Fight Junk Food Marketing

Poor diet, brought on by the increased availability of unhealthy food, has played a major role in rising rates of diet related diseases around the world.1 Our work at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (CUFPI), an academic research and

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