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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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A continuation of the conversation….Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 confirmed

Yesterday, Steve Brine, Secretary of State for Primary Care and Public Health, confirmed the Government will be publishing the next chapter of the Childhood Obesity Plan. This is fantastic news given that amount of missed opportunities in the original strategy, published

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Industry fail to meet targets for Public Health England’s Sugar Reduction Programme

Public Health England has published it’s first year report on the results from the Sugar Reduction Programme, which challenged all sectors of the food industry to reduce by 20% by 2020 the level of sugar in the categories that contribute

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New Resource: Food Active Position Statements

Food Active has published three new position statements on three of our key priorities; Childhood obesity, junk food marketing and sugar sweetened beverages. The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide

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New ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ launched in Liverpool

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their second wave of the ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ campaign to help parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume in Liverpool. The campaign was initially launched last year and focused on the

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