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Food Active evidence submission to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Follow Up Inquiry on Childhood Obesity

Food Active’s evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee Childhood Obesity Inquiry has been published. Earlier this month, The Health and Social Care Committee followed up on its inquiry (Childhood obesity: Time for action), and its predecessor’s work (Childhood

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New Bite Back 2030 campaign launches

Bite Back 2030, an exciting new campaign launched today, is helping bring about a social movement of young people who want to redesign the food system. Across all platforms, from TV, to social media to bus stops, children and young

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Food Active response to the Chief Medical Officer’s ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’ Report

Last week, the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, published her final report ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’, making a series of bold and ambitious recommendations to the Government to take further action to address childhood obesity.  Here

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Food Active responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy results

Today Public Health England have published the long-awaited results from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which came into force in April 2018 to help encourage industry to reformulate their products to contain less sugar, helping consumers towards reducing their excessive

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Consultation opens to inform the National Food Strategy

In June, The Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affair’s (DEFRA) Secretary of State has commissioned Henry Dimbleby to conduct an independent review to help the government create its first National Food Strategy for 75 years. The overarching aims of

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Food Active responds to new WW (formerly Weight Watchers) ‘Kurbo’ app

Earlier this week, WW (formerly Weight Watchers) launched a new app called ‘Kurbo’. Aimed at children as young as eight years old, and up to 17 years old in the US. WW claims the app is a “scientifically-proven behaviour change

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Guest Blog: Could breastfeeding be the solution to reducing obesity?

This World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), we hear from Paediatric Dietician and founder of Nutrition 4 Nippers Denise King, to consider whether breastfeeding could be a solution to the growing obesity crisis that we are facing in the UK… Obesity remains

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Public Health England publish Whole Systems Approach to Obesity guidance

We are pleased to see the publication of the new guidance document from Public Health England, the Local Government Association, the Association for the Directors of Public Health and Leeds Beckett University, to support the adoption of a whole systems

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Food Active response to the Prevention Green Paper

We are pleased to see the publication of the Prevention Green Paper today by the Department for Health and Social Care and Commons. Some of the proposals will play an important part in the Government reaching it’s target of halving

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Food Active presents at the LGA ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future’ Conference

Food Active was delighted to host a workshop at the Local Government Association Conference in London yesterday (Wednesday 17th July), titled ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future: making childhood obesity everyone’s business’. Organised jointly by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors

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