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Advertising watchdog bans KFC and Kelloggs ads, but backs McDonalds ‘healthy’ Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Complaints lodged by the Children’s Food Campaign and the Obesity Health Alliance, in relation to children’s exposure to unhealthy food and drink, have been upheld by the advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority. The complaints submitted by the Obesity Health

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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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Healthy Weight Declaration Support Pack Update

Food Active has updated its Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight Support Pack, incorporating learning from the past 18 months of Local Authorities adopting the Declaration, and a plethora of new case studies helping to share good practices. The support pack provides

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Childhood obesity: a plan for action – chapter 2

Today, the Government has published the full version of their Childhood obesity: a plan for action chapter 2. We welcome the Government’s bold ambition to halve child obesity by 2030 and are supportive of many of the measures detailed in

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Junk food marketing to children: A study of parents perceptions

New research from Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign shows parents in the North West want Government action to restrict marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children 85% of parents in the North West agreed that junk food

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Tameside launches second #GiveUpLovingPop campaign

Tameside Public Health has launched it’s second GULP campaign this week, following the success of the campaign launched in fifteen secondary schools last year. Tameside Council with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP

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Football teams in Lancashire team up to launch Give Up Loving Pop

Three football clubs in Lancashire have partnered up with Lancashire County Council, Healthy Stadia and Food Active to help children to cut back on sugary drinks and #GiveUpLovingPop this summer. As the temperature continues to rise outside, three football clubs

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Health and Social Care Committee Report: Childhood Obesity – time for action

The Health and Social Care Committee has published its recommendations to Government for action on childhood obesity, following a series on inquiries with representatives from the food industry, academic institutions and the third sector. Steve Brine, Secretary for Public Health,

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Poverty and childhood obesity: a 21st century role reversal

Traditionally, poverty-stricken households often struggled to feed the family, resulting in underweight, thin children and in some severe cases, symptoms of malnutrition. At the same time, being overweight or obese was often arguably regarded as a sign of wealth and

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Guest Blog: The ‘sugar tax’ should be extended to artificial sweeteners – otherwise #BritainsFatFight will fail

Rob Percival is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association. He leads the Out to Lunch campaign, which is working with the UK’s most popular restaurant chains and visitor attractions to make healthy and sustainable food available to families.

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