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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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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Fuse blog: Steering the Coca-Cola Christmas trucks off course in 2018…

Our guest blog for Fuse (the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) is live, discussing some of the important changes to Coca-Cola’s flagship Christmas marketing campaign – the Christmas Truck tour. The blog follows up our blog from last

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Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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World Obesity Guest Blog: What can we do to #EndWeightStigma?

Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway. For her doctoral studies, she is focusing on early life obesity prevention, and specifically how interventions delivered during the first

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World Obesity Day Guest Blog: 5 Things to Know About Weight Stigma

James (@JNHealth) is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol working within the NIHR CLAHRC West team. Stuart (@DrStuartFlint) is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University where he is part of the management team

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Guest Blog: A call to action to #BeActive – why exercise is critical for health, for all.

Ann B. Gates BPharm (Hons) MRPharmS is an Honorary Visiting Professor Plymouth Marjon University, Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham, a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader’s Programme 2014-2018, Associate Editor for The British Journal of Sports Medicine, a Certified

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