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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Five reasons why we need a 9pm watershed on broadcast TV and online #JunkFoodAds

Food Active has #AdEnough of #JunkFoodAds! That’s why we are submitting a response in full support of introducing further restrictions to broadcast TV and online advertising on less healthy food and drink, as part of the latest Department of Health

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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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The sugar tax – 1 year on

In our latest blog, we celebrate the one year mark from the official introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the UK, reflecting back on the progress made since the initial announcement to where we are today. What is

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Five reasons why we need restrictions on promotions of less healthy food and drink by price and place

Today Food Active submitted a response in support of introducing restrictions on the promotion of less healthy food and drink by price and place as part of the latest Department of Health and Social Care consultations. In January 2019, the

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Food as a safeguarding issue – a call to action.

Children in Care are among the most disadvantaged groups with higher mental and physiological health needs than their peers outside of the care system. They often display abnormal food related behaviours and can come into care with a poor nutritional

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