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Five things to know about why we need calorie labelling in takeaways, fast food outlets and cafes.

Today Food Active has submitted a response in support of the Government’s consultation on mandating calorie labelling in the out of home sector, including takeaways, fast food outlets, cafés and restaurants. In September, the Government opened a 12-week consultation on

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#FoodActive2018 Conference Hub

The Food Active Conference Hub is now live, where you can access all of the important presentations, details and outcomes of the workshop sessions and evaluation from delegates.

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Five things to know about why we need a ban on energy drinks to children

Yesterday we submitted our response to the Department of Health And Social Care’s consultation to end the sale of energy drinks to children in England. The consultation was launched back in August, and after 12 long weeks of collecting views

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Out of place: the extent of unhealthy food items in prime locations in supermarkets

New analysis published today by the Obesity Health Alliance reveals that families are bombarded by promotions for sugary food and drinks placed in convenient or busy locations in shops. The Obesity Health Alliance (hereafter OHA) visited five supermarkets over the

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Liverpool City Council and Partners sign the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

Today Liverpool City Council are the 15th council to sign up to the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight, confirming their council’s commitment to promoting healthy weight in all policies. The declaration has been signed by Cllr Paul Brant, Cabinet

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Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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Position Statement: Health Harms of High Street Giveaways

Food Active has prepared a new position statement to highlight the health harms associated with high street giveaways of foods high in fat, sugar and salt. The statement aims to frame the issue with these giveaway events, provide a brief review

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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas Truck Tour by over a third

Coca Cola have announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – a timely announcement indeed, coinciding with Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing the importance tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the

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Position Statements: Healthy Weight from Preconception to Preschool

Today Food Active has published three new position statements, to mark the #FoodActive2018 Conference ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ held today in Manchester. The conference is being held in response to the lack of recognition preconception, pregnancy

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Food Active Bulletin: October

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; #FoodActive2018 Conference – 1 week to go! Healthy

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