Guest Blog: Countermarketing Initiatives to Fight Junk Food Marketing

Poor diet, brought on by the increased availability of unhealthy food, has played a major role in rising rates of diet related diseases around the world.1 Our work at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (CUFPI), an academic research and

Read More

Guest Blog: Downsizing for Public Health

Dr. Ashleigh Haynes and Dr. Eric Robinson are researchers at the University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology Health and Society.  A recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health showed that on average, adults in the UK are offered

Read More

Guest Blog: Healthy Living Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside

Hassan Argomandkhah FRPharmS is the Chair of Merseyside Local Professional Network and Bruce Prentice MRPharms is a Clinical Adviser to NHS England in Cheshire and Merseyside. Our experience, getting Healthy Living Pharmacy established in Cheshire and Merseyside, has shown us

Read More

Guest Blog: Pregnancy ‘Eating for Two’ Myth Busting

Dr Margaret Charnley is a Registered Nutritionist and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Research Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. Her key areas of research are surrounding the effects of nutrition on human health, particularly with regards to obesity, pregnancy

Read More

Much, much more action needed to address childhood obesity

We are used to health campaigners saying this, but when the CEO of Sainsbury’s says the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan doesn’t go far enough, we should probably stop and listen. We had to wait a long time for the much-anticipated

Read More

Guest Blog: Blackpool’s Healthier Choices Award – Engagement of the Chinese Community

Nicky Dennison is a Senior Public Health Practitioner at Blackpool Council. The Healthier Choices Award was launched in January 2017, to support Blackpool Council’s vision to be “The UK’s number one family resort with a thriving economy that supports a

Read More

New 2017 Health Profiles Data: a North West perspective

This July, new Health Profiles data for each local authority (LA) have been released for 2017. From previous years Health Profiles, we know that the North West of England scores poorly on numerous indicators compared to the national average. This

Read More

Guest Blog: Lancashire – the first two-tier authority to adopt the Declaration

Paula Cooper is a Senior Public Health Practitioner for Lancashire County Council. Lancashire is one of the larger higher tier Local Authorities in England covering 12 District Local Council footprints with a mid-year 2016 population of 1,198,800. Overall, the percentage

Read More

Guest Blog: Blackburn with Darwen’s Joint Declaration on Healthy Weight

Beth Wolfenden is the Public Health Development Manager for Blackburn with Darwen Council. Whilst Blackburn with Darwen (BwD) experiences similar obesity levels to the national average, the Authority has a higher than national average underweight population and very poor oral

Read More

The New CAP Non-Broadcast Restrictions Q&A

Who are CAP? CAP stands for the Committee of Advertising Practice. They are a private organisation who are responsible for writing advertising codes in the UK. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are the sister organisation who are responsible for enforcing

Read More