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Blackpool Council launch GULP Campaign with Blackpool FC

Blackpool FC Community Trust have joined with Blackpool Council to launch the Gulp Campaign to all Year 4 children across Blackpool. The Gulp Campaign will last 21 days. With the help of the Fit2Go team, The Trust will be encouraging

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BMJ Editorial: Happy corporate holidays

Food Active are delighted to be published in today’s BMJ. Please find the press release below.   Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned, say public health experts Coca-Cola’s “Happy Holidays” truck tour should be banned, given the growing evidence

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Junk Food Marketing – a Crisis in the Marketplace

Junk food marketing (JFM) employs the use of tactful, strategic and appealing marketing techniques, often tailored to the preferences or demands of different ages or population groups, to advertise a vast range of foods which are often of low nutritional

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A Review: The Childhood Obesity Summit

Held at the beautiful venue The Royal Society London, just off Pall Mall, leaders in public health, policy makers, stakeholders, industry and non-governmental organisations came together on the Thursday 3rd November to discuss what is arguably the biggest crisis of

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Take Aways: Why Does Location Matter?

Fast food is a broad term which covers a range of foods that can be easily and quickly bought and eaten. Today in the UK, fast food holds a cemented place in the diet of many households, as many believe

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Deprivation and Childhood Obesity

Today, on World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has released concerning figures predicting that by 2020, 3/5 (60%) of primary-school aged boys living in the most deprived areas of England will be classified as overweight or obese, compared to

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Department of Health Visit to Food Active

On Monday 19th September 2016 Food Active hosted a visit from Department of Health at Food Active in Liverpool. Interested in finding out what is happening to tackle obesity at a local level, Emma Reed and Sharon Egan from DH

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Tax the Can and help people Give Up Loving Pop!

Members of the GULP team and Children’s Food Campaign handed out toothbrushes at the Labour Party Conference last month to remind delegates about the health harms associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks and the need to “Tax the Can”

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Childhood Obesity: An Opportunity Missed

Today (18th August 2016) has seen the release of the much anticipated Childhood Obesity Strategy, an opportunity for the Government to make a powerful commitment to improving the health of millions of children and families across the UK, both now

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Blackpool Council challenges young people to stop drinking sugary drinks

Blackpool Council has echoed calls to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ as part of the war on childhood obesity. Town hall bosses have backed celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver, who has called on David Cameron to be ‘bold

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