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New Change4Life campaign launched after data shows 10 year-olds have eaten 18 years worth of sugar

Children are consuming the equivalent of eight excess sugar cubes a day, or 2,800 a year, says Public Health England, which has launched a new healthy eating campaign under its flagship healthy eating campaign, Change4Life. The campaign comes as national

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Food Active responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report

Today Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, published her annual report for 2018 recommending a series of measures to help support people make healthier choices. We are pleased to see a number of recommendations made today in the Chief Medical

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Event: An integrated approach on tackling Childhood Obesity at municipal level

Food Active has argued for some time that local authorities should take a systems approach to addressing obesity in their communities. It requires municipal leadership for this approach to be successful. We are therefore pleased to hear about the work

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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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