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Food Active Event Report: Healthy Weight in all Policies

Food Active recently hosted ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at the Mechanics Institute, Manchester. Over 80 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered to the event, with 65 in attendance on the day.

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Supporting World Obesity Day – 11th October 2017

Today Food Active is supporting the 3rd annual World Obesity Day. Here are a few words from the organisers, The World Obesity Federation about the history, background and aims of the campaign which takes place on the 11th October every

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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

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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

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The Sefton GULP Campaign Competition

In partnership with Sefton Council, Food Active have delivered a borough wide Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) Campaign to over 26 schools within Sefton since the start of 2017. Reaching over 2,500 primary school pupils through over 70 lessons delivered

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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

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Liverpool launch ‘Save kids from sugar’ campaign

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their ‘Save Kids From Sugar’ campaign aimed at helping parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume.  With many children having half their recommended daily allowance of sugar before they leave for school, the campaign highlights the surprising

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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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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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Blackpool Council launch GULP Campaign with Blackpool FC

Blackpool FC Community Trust have joined with Blackpool Council to launch the Gulp Campaign to all Year 4 children across Blackpool. The Gulp Campaign will last 21 days. With the help of the Fit2Go team, The Trust will be encouraging

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