#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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The Sugar Reduction Summit 2017

Yesterday Food Active attended the Sugar Reduction Summit, held in the Royal Society London. It was a chance to discuss the ongoing progress and efforts in sugar reduction nationally, including Public Health England’s sugar reduction programme and the role industry,

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017

  Today marks the start of this years Sugar Awareness Week from Action on Sugar (30th October – 5th November), of which Food Active is an official partner. Excessive consumption of sugar is fueling the obesity epidemic. In the UK

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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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Guest Blog: World School Milk Day 2017

Erica Hocking is the Senior Nutrition Scientist at The Dairy Council and a registered Public Health Nutritionist with a special interest in children’s nutrition.   As pupils settle into school after the summer break, The Dairy Council is reminding parents,

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Food Active Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

Many thanks to those of you who attended our annual Food Active Conference. The theme this year was ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ and I think you could all agree, we could have continued the discussion well into the afternoon.

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Guest Blog: Healthy Living Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside

Hassan Argomandkhah FRPharmS is the Chair of Merseyside Local Professional Network and Bruce Prentice MRPharms is a Clinical Adviser to NHS England in Cheshire and Merseyside. Our experience, getting Healthy Living Pharmacy established in Cheshire and Merseyside, has shown us

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Food Active Annual Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

Come and join us at our annual Food Active conference on 22nd September 2017. ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at The Mechanics’ Centre in Central Manchester (9am – 1pm). The North West’s approach to healthy weight is getting interest nationally. Come

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Association for the Study of Obesity UK Congress 2017

The Association for the Study of Obesity held its 4th UK Congress on Obesity last week, in the scenic hills on Pontypridd, University of South Wales. Founded in 1967, the ASO has become the UK’s foremost charitable organisation dedicated to

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