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#UKCO Conference: Preconception to pension – obesity throughout the lifecourse

Located in the beautiful setting of the historic Newcastle University campus, this year’s Association for the Study of Obesity Congress on Obesity took place on the 6th and 7th September. This year’s theme focussed on prevention and treatment of obesity

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Food Active Annual Conference: Childhood Obesity – Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Food Active are hosting their annual conference, ‘Childhood Obesity – Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’, in response to the lack of focus on early years and maternal health in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, Chapter 2. The conference will

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Food Active is seeking views on price promotions on unhealthy food and drink

Food Active is seeking the North West’s views on the Governments proposals to restrict price promotions on unhealthy food and drink, as part of the ongoing consultation for the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2. The Government announced the second chapter

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Advertising watchdog bans KFC and Kelloggs ads, but backs McDonalds ‘healthy’ Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Complaints lodged by the Children’s Food Campaign and the Obesity Health Alliance, in relation to children’s exposure to unhealthy food and drink, have been upheld by the advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority. The complaints submitted by the Obesity Health

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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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Healthy Weight Declaration Support Pack Update

Food Active has updated its Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight Support Pack, incorporating learning from the past 18 months of Local Authorities adopting the Declaration, and a plethora of new case studies helping to share good practices. The support pack provides

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Childhood obesity: a plan for action – chapter 2

Today, the Government has published the full version of their Childhood obesity: a plan for action chapter 2. We welcome the Government’s bold ambition to halve child obesity by 2030 and are supportive of many of the measures detailed in

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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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