Guest blog: Promoting good oral health in children

Chris Groombridge, Chair of the Teeth Team and MD of 543 Dental Care, located in Yorkshire.   Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme, incorporating clinical dental assessments, applications of fluoride varnish and the subsequent signposting for accessing primary

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Guest blog: Better beginnings for the next generation means talking to people about health before conception

Deirdre de Barra is the Head of Information at Tommy’s – a registered charity which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Last week at Tommy’s we launched a free digital tool called Planning

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Poverty and childhood obesity: a 21st century role reversal

Traditionally, poverty-stricken households often struggled to feed the family, resulting in underweight, thin children and in some severe cases, symptoms of malnutrition. At the same time, being overweight or obese was often arguably regarded as a sign of wealth and

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Guest Blog: The ‘sugar tax’ should be extended to artificial sweeteners – otherwise #BritainsFatFight will fail

Rob Percival is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association. He leads the Out to Lunch campaign, which is working with the UK’s most popular restaurant chains and visitor attractions to make healthy and sustainable food available to families.

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Guest blog: Recognising food as a safeguarding issue

Magdalena Przybylka, Registered Nutritionist and Food in Care Project Manager from Food Active discusses the importance of food being recognised as safeguarding issue in children’s care sector.                           

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Guest blog: Small steps = Big change

This April the Government officially announced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – or the Sugar Tax – a long fought for result of campaigning which began in 2011. This is a strong example of how perseverance and little steps can

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The sugar tax has arrived – but how did we get here?

Today on the Friday 6th April 2018, the sugar tax – officially called the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – comes into force in the UK. The day is a huge milestone for all involved in the campaigning efforts over the

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Guest Blog: Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity

Dr Charlotte Hardman is a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She is interested in psychological determinants of appetite and eating behaviour and in the application of this knowledge to interventions for health behaviour

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Guest Blog: East Lancashire Hospitals sign up to NHS-style Declaration

Zac Rayson, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Nutrition Advisor, is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) having earned an MSc in Nutrition in January 2015. First involved with the Trust as a volunteer – undertaking such works as developing its food

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Public Health England targets calories in new obesity drive

New research from Public Health England indicates that across the lifespan, we are all eating too many calories every day in England. Most of us know the recommended guidance on calorie intake – 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men,

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