Infant School Meals – a brief history and why we need to save them

The UK have had a longstanding history of providing school dinners to primary school children. Earliest records date back to 1879 in Manchester, where destitute and poorly nourished children were provided with free school meals. In 1906, The Liberal Government

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Supporting World Digestive Health Day May 29th – the importance of dietary fibre.

World Digestive Health Day is a global, public health, advocacy and awareness campaign run by the World Gastroenterology Organisation, held on the 29th May every year. The campaign focuses on digestive disorders, aiming to increase awareness of preventative measures, its

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Guest Blog: Two London boroughs first to sign declaration on sugar and healthy food

Sofia Parente is Campaigns Coordinator at Sustain. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming represents around 100 national public interest organisations. Our campaigns are contributing to protect children’s health, save the fish in our seas, making our cities healthier,

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Knowsley GULP Campaign – Street Team Experience

Throughout April, I was delighted to represent Food Active as a member of the GULP Street Team. Knowsley Council commissioned Food Active to host roadshows at several locations within the borough. We visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Stockbridge Village,

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Guest Blog: Junk brands get onto children’s newfeeds and interact like real life friends

Helena O’Donnell is Project Manager of Irish Heart’s advocacy campaign Stop Targeting Kids. Irish Heart works to influence government policy to improve outcomes for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Irish Heart is concerned for Ireland’s serious childhood

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Energy Drinks + Exams = recipe for failure

As we move into exam season for millions of children and young people in the UK, the sales of energy drinks are likely to take a sharp rise. Next to the piles of revision notes commonly features an empty cans

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Sugar Tax Q&A

We answer your burning questions on the UK Sugary Drinks Industry Levy. What is a ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ and how will it work? The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is a new levy which was announced last spring

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Guest Blog: Salt, The Forgotten Killer

About CASH: Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) was set up in 1996 as a response to the refusal of the Chief Medical Officer to endorse the COMA recommendations to reduce salt intake. Supported by 25 expert scientific members,

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Guest Blog: Could we be Missing the Boat with our Young People?

Aliya Porter is a freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). Her specialist work includes weaning support and courses for parents, articles for blogs and magazines and brief interventions training for frontline staff on healthy eating for all ages. Aliya is also

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Pepsi’s Advertising Campaign Backlash

The use of celebrity figures in advertising in a common marketing tactic within the food industry. Gary Lineker for Walkers, Taylor Swift for Diet Coke, Drake for Sprite, Beyonce for Pepsi… the list goes on. It’s one of the many

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