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Five reasons why we need restrictions on promotions of less healthy food and drink by price and place

Today Food Active submitted a response in support of introducing restrictions on the promotion of less healthy food and drink by price and place as part of the latest Department of Health and Social Care consultations. In January 2019, the

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Blackpool Council and the Lancashire Police Constabulary team up to deliver Healthy Breakfast sessions in Primary Schools

In 2016 Blackpool Council made the commitment to support the residents of Blackpool to tackle the issue of obesity by encouraging individuals to make healthy choices. Since then an amazing amount of partnership working has been underway to move things

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Food Active supports new report calling for a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

We are pleased to support a new report published by School Food Matters, showing that 97% parents, teachers and governors support a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme – signalling that it is high time time for Department for Education to act.

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9pm watershed on #junkfoodads launched by the Department for Health and Social Care

We are pleased to report that the Government has just announced a consultation to restrict children’s exposure to junk food adverts, including an option to introduce a 9pm watershed on unhealthy food and drinks adverts. The aim of the consultation

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Protect children from all junk food advertising, say health experts – and parents agree

A new survey by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has revealed clear support among the UK public for far-reaching restrictions on junk food adverts. This comes as the 44-strong alliance of health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups (including Food

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Work commences on Childhood Obesity Trailblazer for two North West local authorities

As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, the Government announced last year a three-year Trailblazer Programme to work with council-led projects in England help develop local solutions for tackling obesity, with a particular focus on health inequalities. Key

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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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