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Priorities in tackling obesity for future governments

The news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that the UK is the most obese country in Western Europe doesn’t really come as a big surprise. Whilst Public Health England claim their plans to tackle obesity are

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Food Matters Live 2017: highlights from day one

Yesterday Food Active attended day one of the Food Matters Live 2017 Conference, held in the ExCel arena, London. The conference is a great opportunity to bring together the food industry and innovators in food product development to come together and

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Happy Corporate Holidays from Coca Cola

Food Active are sorry to report that the Coca Cola signature “Happy Holidays” truck will once again be visiting the North West this festive period, on a total of 6 occasions… 30th November in Bolton, 2nd/3rd at Manchester’s Trafford Centre,

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017: Guest Blog – what’s the deal?

  Jenny Rosborough is a Registered Nutritionist and Campaign Manager at Action on Sugar. This year’s Sugar Awareness Week (30th October – 5th November) provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made and highlight actions which must be taken next to

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Recent industry action in response to public health noise

In recent weeks, there has been a number of statements, commitments and pledges from key players within the food and beverage industry. This is in response to continued pressure from the public health community, advocating for healthier products and environments

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Food Active Event Report: Healthy Weight in all Policies

Food Active recently hosted ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at the Mechanics Institute, Manchester. Over 80 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered to the event, with 65 in attendance on the day.

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Supporting World Obesity Day – 11th October 2017

Today Food Active is supporting the 3rd annual World Obesity Day. Here are a few words from the organisers, The World Obesity Federation about the history, background and aims of the campaign which takes place on the 11th October every

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Guest Blog: Countermarketing Initiatives to Fight Junk Food Marketing

Poor diet, brought on by the increased availability of unhealthy food, has played a major role in rising rates of diet related diseases around the world.1 Our work at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (CUFPI), an academic research and

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Much, much more action needed to address childhood obesity

We are used to health campaigners saying this, but when the CEO of Sainsbury’s says the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan doesn’t go far enough, we should probably stop and listen. We had to wait a long time for the much-anticipated

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The Sefton GULP Campaign Competition

In partnership with Sefton Council, Food Active have delivered a borough wide Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) Campaign to over 26 schools within Sefton since the start of 2017. Reaching over 2,500 primary school pupils through over 70 lessons delivered

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