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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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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas Truck Tour by over a third

Coca Cola have announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – a timely announcement indeed, coinciding with Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing the importance tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the

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Position Statements: Healthy Weight from Preconception to Preschool

Today Food Active has published three new position statements, to mark the #FoodActive2018 Conference ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ held today in Manchester. The conference is being held in response to the lack of recognition preconception, pregnancy

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Food Active Bulletin: October

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; #FoodActive2018 Conference – 1 week to go! Healthy

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#FoodActive2018 Conference Programme: 1 week to go!

It is less than one week to go until the Food Active 2018 Conference, ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ to be held at Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester from 10am -3pm. The conference is being held in response to

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World Obesity Guest Blog: What can we do to #EndWeightStigma?

Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway. For her doctoral studies, she is focusing on early life obesity prevention, and specifically how interventions delivered during the first

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World Obesity Day Guest Blog: 5 Things to Know About Weight Stigma

James (@JNHealth) is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol working within the NIHR CLAHRC West team. Stuart (@DrStuartFlint) is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University where he is part of the management team

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Healthy Weight Declaration Update at Public Health England North West Network Meeting

This morning Food Active presented an update on the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight at the Public Health England North West Healthy Weight and Physical Activity Network Meeting, at the HSBC National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Robin Ireland, Director

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Calorie labelling could be extended to the out-of-home sector, as part of Government’s plans to tackle obesity

Today the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has opened its consultation on extending calorie labelling to the out-of-home sector, including café’s, restaurants and takeaways. The consultation forms as part of a series of consultations on measures proposed in

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