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Guest Blog: Words matter. How we talk about children’s health.

To mark this year’s World Obesity Day (4th March), we hear from Programme Director of Childhood Obesity at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, Sarah Hickey, to find out more about their ten year programme to address childhood obesity in South

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Cities Summit on Childhood Obesity

The first Cities Summit on Childhood Obesity is due to held this September in London. The London’s Child Obesity Taskforce in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the City of Amsterdam will host this inaugural, multicity gathering to

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Healthy Families: The Present and Future Role of the Supermarket

Food Active are delighted to have been able to contribute towards the new The All-Party Parliamentary Group on A Fit and Healthy Childhood report ‘Healthy Families: The Present and Future Role of the Supermarket’ Our Food and Nutrition Lead, Alex

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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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