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New report: Purchases of price promotions on less healthy food and drink in the North West

Our latest Food Active survey suggests purchases of food and drink on price promotion in the North West is dominated by crisps and chocolate, as the Government consults on restricting to promotions on less healthy food and drink by price

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Government urged to push ahead with Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 consultations, despite food industry delay tactics

Earlier this week, 32 trade bodies representing the UK’s food and farming sectors have written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for him to ‘pause’ imminent consultations, amid concerns around Brexit. The consultations in question include a Bottle Deposit

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Coca-Cola and the Premier League team up in new sponsorship deal: #WhereEveryonePays

The Coca-Cola GB and English Premier League’s new campaign has now been activated across social media, involving a minute and a half advert featuring 250 “real” fans from across all 20 Premier League clubs, titled ‘#WhereEveryonePlays’. This article originally appeared

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Guest blog: Childhood obesity – personal responsibility or environmental curse?

Dr Rob Noonan is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: Robert.noonan@edgehill.ac.uk In England there’s a steep social gradient to childhood health including obesity (Noonan & Fairclough, 2018), and this continues

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13 councils successful in next phase of Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme

Solutions to tackle childhood obesity are to be developed by 13 councils in England, having been successful in the next phase of the government’s Trailblazer programme. The councils will receive £10,000 in funding and targeted support to create plans that

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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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Government launches consultation to restrict price and placement promotions on less healthy food and drink

We welcome the long-overdue consultation to restrict promotions on less healthy food and drink by price and place, published today by the Department of Health and Social Care, as part of the ongoing consultations in the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter

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Football coaches in Lancashire help children #GiveUpLovingPop

Results from the Give Up Loving Pop programme evaluation demonstrate effectiveness of community sports coaches delivering sugary drinks education to children. This summer, community coaches from three professional football clubs in North West England delivered a four-part sugary drinks education

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New Change4Life campaign launched after data shows 10 year-olds have eaten 18 years worth of sugar

Children are consuming the equivalent of eight excess sugar cubes a day, or 2,800 a year, says Public Health England, which has launched a new healthy eating campaign under its flagship healthy eating campaign, Change4Life. The campaign comes as national

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Food Active responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report

Today Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, published her annual report for 2018 recommending a series of measures to help support people make healthier choices. We are pleased to see a number of recommendations made today in the Chief Medical

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