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Food Active responds to new WW (formerly Weight Watchers) ‘Kurbo’ app

Earlier this week, WW (formerly Weight Watchers) launched a new app called ‘Kurbo’. Aimed at children as young as eight years old, and up to 17 years old in the US. WW claims the app is a “scientifically-proven behaviour change

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Guest Blog: Could breastfeeding be the solution to reducing obesity?

This World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August), we hear from Paediatric Dietician and founder of Nutrition 4 Nippers Denise King, to consider whether breastfeeding could be a solution to the growing obesity crisis that we are facing in the UK… Obesity remains

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Public Health England publish Whole Systems Approach to Obesity guidance

We are pleased to see the publication of the new guidance document from Public Health England, the Local Government Association, the Association for the Directors of Public Health and Leeds Beckett University, to support the adoption of a whole systems

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Food Active response to the Prevention Green Paper

We are pleased to see the publication of the Prevention Green Paper today by the Department for Health and Social Care and Commons. Some of the proposals will play an important part in the Government reaching it’s target of halving

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Food Active presents at the LGA ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future’ Conference

Food Active was delighted to host a workshop at the Local Government Association Conference in London yesterday (Wednesday 17th July), titled ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future: making childhood obesity everyone’s business’. Organised jointly by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors

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5 reasons why Boris Johnson’s ‘sin tax’ comments are wrong

On the same day Cancer Research UK suggests that obesity is the leading cause of four of the most common cancers in the UK, we found out that one of the two candidates in the running for a place at

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Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

Today marks the one year anniversary since the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 was announced by the Government. The publication followed the first edition published back in 2016. The stark difference between the two, at the time, was that the

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Guest Blog: Pennine Lancashire Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Success

Following the announcement of the five successful trailblazers today by Public Health England and the Local Government Association, we hear from one of the successful applicants – Beth Wolfenden, Public Health Development Manager from Blackburn with Darwen – to find

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New Healthier Choices Award launched to support breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and infant feeding mothers in Blackpool

As part of the Healthy Weight Strategy, Blackpool Council Public Health, as part of Better Start, have been working together to consider new ways of supporting breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and infant feeding mothers in the Town. In England and Wales breastfeeding mothers are

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New report from Food Active and Sustain: Taking down junk food ads – how local authorities are taking action on outdoor advertising

Our new joint report with Sustain, ‘Taking down junk food ads: How local areas are taking action on outdoor advertising’, uncovers the limited powers that local authorities have to restrict advertising of products high in fat, sugar and salt. Tackling junk

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