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A continuation of the conversation….Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 confirmed

Yesterday, Steve Brine, Secretary of State for Primary Care and Public Health, confirmed the Government will be publishing the next chapter of the Childhood Obesity Plan. This is fantastic news given that amount of missed opportunities in the original strategy, published

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Industry fail to meet targets for Public Health England’s Sugar Reduction Programme

Public Health England has published it’s first year report on the results from the Sugar Reduction Programme, which challenged all sectors of the food industry to reduce by 20% by 2020 the level of sugar in the categories that contribute

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New Resource: Food Active Position Statements

Food Active has published three new position statements on three of our key priorities; Childhood obesity, junk food marketing and sugar sweetened beverages. The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide

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New ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ launched in Liverpool

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their second wave of the ‘Save Kids from Sugar’ campaign to help parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume in Liverpool. The campaign was initially launched last year and focused on the

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Food Active has #AdEnough of junk food marketing to children

Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign ‘#AdEnough’, which calls for 9pm watershed to junk food marketing to children. Food Active has long campaigned for tighter controls on junk food marketing to children, given the overwhelming evidence that it can

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The sugar tax has arrived – but how did we get here?

Today on the Friday 6th April 2018, the sugar tax – officially called the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – comes into force in the UK. The day is a huge milestone for all involved in the campaigning efforts over the

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Junk Food and Sports Sponsorship: Give sugar the red card!

Our sister organisation, Healthy Stadia, has joined forces with SUGAR SMART – a campaign led by the food charity Sustain and supported by Jamie Oliver – inviting stakeholders from all fields (sport, fan groups, parents, schools, public health, and academics)

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Cumbria announces county-wide declaration on Healthy Weight

Cumbria’s seven district and county councils are pledging to make tackling obesity a top priority. Announced at the Healthy Weight Summit on Friday 23rd March in Penrith to over 100 delegates, all seven district councils in the county will be

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Can where you live make you obese?

The childhood obesity crisis in England hits the headlines yet again this week. Public Health England mapped childhood obesity in the England using the data coming from the national child measurement program. For the first time, the data ranked every

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Guest Blog: ‘Two thirds of UK adults are “failing” to maintain healthy weight – is it simply their lack of capacity of making healthy choices in life?’

Magdalena Muc is a new volunteer Food Active. Her interests include the role of obesogenic environment in population’s health, public health campaigns and interventions against obesity. Before joining our team, she was a researcher working in the field of medical

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