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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Guest blog: The innovative Paperweight Armband is helping save lives in Greater Manchester

This Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week, we hear from Emma Connolly, Programme Director for the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration programme, working for Age UK Salford to discuss the 2-year programme that aims to improve the lives of thousands of older people

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Guest Blog: Salt – Past, Present and Future

Zoe Davies is an Assistant Nutritionist at Action on Salt with a BSc in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles. Zoe has previously worked in health promotion in the community working with those with type 2 diabetes, at risk of type 2

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Why the first foods we feed children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

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Why the first foods we feed our children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

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Guest Blog: Obesity and cancer – what do we know?

Maxine Lenza is World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) Press and Communications Officer. She gained a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Exeter, and she has an MSc in Science, Technology and Society where her thesis looked at public

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Guest blog: Childhood obesity – personal responsibility or environmental curse?

Dr Rob Noonan is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: Robert.noonan@edgehill.ac.uk In England there’s a steep social gradient to childhood health including obesity (Noonan & Fairclough, 2018), and this continues

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