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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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New Change4Life campaign targets sugary snacks

‘100 calorie snacks, two a day max’ Earlier this week, Public Health England launched a new wave of their flagship Change4Life campaign, specifically promoting healthier snack choices for children. The campaign is part of a bid to help children consume

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“Coca-Cola Christmas truck is not welcome in Cumbria”

A local newspaper the Time and Star published an article last week titled “Coca-Cola Christmas truck told to stay away from Cumbria – and not come back” The article comes as the Director of Public Health at Cumbria County Council

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Food Active Blog: When the Coca-Cola truck comes to your town

Food Active has published a blog on the FUSE (Center for Transitional Research in Public Health) website, “When the Coca-Cola Truck comes to your town” The blog discusses the concerns around Coca-Cola’s Christmas promotion of high sugar drinks to children, the

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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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