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Blog: Is there a link between low breastfeeding rates and childhood obesity in the UK?

To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), our student placement Chloé Higham-Smith  discusses whether there is an association between low breastfeeding in the UK and childhood obesity rates, in a blog for Food Active. Breastfeeding rates in the

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Blog: Digesting Boris Johnson’s Obesity Strategy

On Monday 27th July, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of measures to “get the nation fit and healthy, protect themselves against COVID-19 and protect the NHS”[i]. Officially titled ‘Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier

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Boris Johnson’s New Obesity Strategy: Food Active Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how important health and wellbeing is to us all, thereby driving conversations at a national level on how we can improve our health – including overweight and obesity – to help build resilience in our

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Pester Power or Parent Power? New Food Active and Children’s Food Campaign Report

Stop using kids’ characters on unhealthy food and drink, say parents in our latest joint-report with the Children’s Food Campaign ‘Pester Power or Parent Power?’, a new report from the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active, is based on research with 942 parents

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Food Active response to the Times article ‘Boris Johnson launches a new battle on obesity’

According a report in The Times (published 14.5.20, paid for article), it is claimed that the Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson has changed his mind on the need for an interventionist state (or the so-called ‘nanny state’) when

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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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