Guest Blog: Holiday Hunger in the UK

Andrew Forsey and Frank Field are the authors of the Hungry Holidays report by the All Parliamentary Group on Hunger. Frank Field is the Group’s Chair and MP for Birkenhead, serving as the Minister of Welfare Reform from 1997-1998. Andrew

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National Walking Month 2017 – advocating everyday walking

Living Streets is the charity for everyday walking and every May we celebrate National Walking Month. What sets us apart from other walking charities who encourage exploring our beautiful country by foot on long walking holidays, Living Streets advocates little

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Guest Blog: Men’s Health Week 2017 – the EuroFIT Project

Michael Viggars, Development Officer at European Healthy Stadia Network, has written a guest blog in support of this years Men’s Health Week, from the 12th-18th June. Public health professionals often describe middle-aged men as being ‘hard-to-reach’, lamenting traditional strategies for their

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Life on Two Wheels – Supporting Bike Week

In support of this years annual Bike Week (10th-18th June), Director of Research at Food Active Robin Ireland has written a blog piece about the benefits of cycling, and the challenges faced by those using it as their mode of

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Infant School Meals – a brief history and why we need to save them

The UK have had a longstanding history of providing school dinners to primary school children. Earliest records date back to 1879 in Manchester, where destitute and poorly nourished children were provided with free school meals. In 1906, The Liberal Government

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Supporting World Digestive Health Day May 29th – the importance of dietary fibre.

World Digestive Health Day is a global, public health, advocacy and awareness campaign run by the World Gastroenterology Organisation, held on the 29th May every year. The campaign focuses on digestive disorders, aiming to increase awareness of preventative measures, its

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Guest Blog: Two London boroughs first to sign declaration on sugar and healthy food

Sofia Parente is Campaigns Coordinator at Sustain. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming represents around 100 national public interest organisations. Our campaigns are contributing to protect children’s health, save the fish in our seas, making our cities healthier,

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Knowsley GULP Campaign – Street Team Experience

Throughout April, I was delighted to represent Food Active as a member of the GULP Street Team. Knowsley Council commissioned Food Active to host roadshows at several locations within the borough. We visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Stockbridge Village,

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Guest Blog: Junk brands get onto children’s newfeeds and interact like real life friends

Helena O’Donnell is Project Manager of Irish Heart’s advocacy campaign Stop Targeting Kids. Irish Heart works to influence government policy to improve outcomes for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Irish Heart is concerned for Ireland’s serious childhood

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Energy Drinks + Exams = recipe for failure

As we move into exam season for millions of children and young people in the UK, the sales of energy drinks are likely to take a sharp rise. Next to the piles of revision notes commonly features an empty cans

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