Blog: The Healthy Weight Declaration in 2020

To mark the re-launch of the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight (hereafter HWD), we hear from Food Active Programme Lead Alex Holt and Director of Research at Food Active, Robin Ireland to find out more about what’s changed –

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Blog: Supermarkets serve up football-themed junk food deals

Last week marked the long-awaited return of top-flight football in England, after taking an unscheduled 3-month break following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic on home turf. The Government and the Premier League were keen to emphasise that the health

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Guest Blog: Sheffield is Sweet Enough!

In our latest blog we hear from colleagues from The Foundry, who have worked with Sheffield City Council to launch their very own campaign ‘Sheffield is Sweet Enough’ to help reduce tooth decay and obesity in the city over the

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Guest Blog: Protecting children’s health during Covid-19 – A DPH’s perspective

In our latest guest blog, we hear from Director of Public Health (DPH) at Liverpool City Council and Lead DPH at Food Active, Matthew Ashton, to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected children’s physical and mental health. Taking up

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Guest Blog: Hunger doesn’t respect term time dates

In our latest guest blog we hear from Barbara Crowther, Co-ordinator of the Children’s Food Campaign, to find out more about the turbulent journey of free school meal provision both in and out of term time during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Guest Blog: Food : Choice…the shift to come?

In our latest guest blog, we hear from Jackie Floyd, Councillor for Billinge and Beardwood, Blackburn, to find out more about the local response to Covid-19, in providing food for the most vulnerable. Living in a pandemic is a global

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Blog: The inevitable return of fast food Britain – but did it ever really go away?

As lock down restrictions start to ease, we are starting to see many different types of retailers re-open with strict social distancing measures and hygiene standards in place. Fast food outlets and takeaways are no exception – and the excitement is

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Guest Blog: Exposure and access to less heathy food – how will COVID-19 affect our children’s physical health?

In our latest guest blog, our final-year student volunteer Chloé Higham-Smith explores how the current Covid-19 lockdown may have implication on our children’s health, particularly access to healthy food – and exposure to not-so-healthy food advertising Exposure to junk food ads

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Blog: Planning, Hot Food Takeaways and Covid-19

We are delighted to welcome the newest member of staff here at Food Active, Catriona MacRae! Catriona is joining us from the Town and Country Planning Association with a background in urban planning, and will be leading on the delivery

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Are supermarkets bad for our health?

This blog was originally posted on the Network Health Digest Magazine on 25.3.20 We all know that the recent panic buying in the supermarkets impacts on vulnerable people and key workers and has caused stress and anxiety in this unprecedented

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