Guest blog: Can cycling to work help address growing concerns of obesity, air pollution and climate change?

Claire McLoughlin is the communications manager at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The Alliance brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. In our latest

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Guest Blog: Cumbria’s experience in becoming the first two-tiered council to adopt the Healthy Weight Declaration

Katherine Taylor is a Project Officer in the Public Health Team at Cumbria County Council. Cumbria is England’s third largest county and the second least densely populated, with a total population of 497,996. At face value, the county holds some

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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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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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