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

Junk brands have achieved a wholly inappropriate proximity to children – pestering them relentlessly in school, at home and even in their bedrooms, mostly through their smart phones. Brands get onto children and teenagers social newsfeeds and interact just like

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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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Sugar Tax Q&A

We answer your burning questions on the UK Sugary Drinks Industry Levy. What is a ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ and how will it work? The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is a new levy which was announced last spring

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Guest Blog: Salt, The Forgotten Killer

About CASH: Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) was set up in 1996 as a response to the refusal of the Chief Medical Officer to endorse the COMA recommendations to reduce salt intake. Supported by 25 expert scientific members,

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Guest Blog: Could we be Missing the Boat with our Young People?

Aliya Porter is a freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). Her specialist work includes weaning support and courses for parents, articles for blogs and magazines and brief interventions training for frontline staff on healthy eating for all ages. Aliya is also

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Pepsi’s Advertising Campaign Backlash

The use of celebrity figures in advertising in a common marketing tactic within the food industry. Gary Lineker for Walkers, Taylor Swift for Diet Coke, Drake for Sprite, Beyonce for Pepsi… the list goes on. It’s one of the many

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Guest Blog: 10-a-Day? An Expert View

Dr Julie Abayomi is a Registered Dietician and Reader in Dietetics at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research predominantly focuses on maternal nutrition, maternal obesity and maternal diabetes with over 20 research papers and 30 conference papers published. A study

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Sugar Tax – the North West’s Contribution

On Wednesday, we were delighted to see the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) included in the Spring budget. The rates were not watered down which is fantastic – remaining at 18p and 24p, as originally thought. The tax will, however,

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Exchanging ideas on challenges to healthier food policies

Author: Robin Ireland, Director of Research, Food Active and Healthy Stadia. I was extremely fortunate to visit New Zealand and Australia in January and February 2017 and used the opportunity to meet colleagues and to discuss local food policies. In

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Household Food Insecurity – An emerging threat to children’s health and wellbeing

Despite the nation’s wealth of economic and social prosperity, Household Food Insecurity is emerging as a major threat to public health in the UK. Household food security (HIS) is defined as a situation where all people at all times, have

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