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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: 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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Sugar Taxes – what does the evidence say?

In the UK, adults consume 50g per day and children 100g per day of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) [1]. This dietary behaviour is contributing towards excessive energy and sugar intakes which are said to be fuelling the obesity epidemic, as well

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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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Everton in the Community deliver sugary drinks education in schools

Coaches from Everton in the Community (EitC) have been delivering #GiveUpLovingPop or ‘GULP’ PSHE sessions in local primary schools, raising awareness of the health harms of over-consumption of sugary drinks and also promoting the benefits of drinking water in terms

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Knowsley GULP Campaign – Street Team Experience

Throughout April, I was delighted to represent Food Active as a member of the GULP Street Team. Knowsley Council commissioned Food Active to host roadshows at several locations within the borough. We visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Stockbridge Village,

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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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Knowsley launch GULP roadshows across the borough

GULP, Healthy Knowsley and Knowsley Council have been hosting roadshows across the borough of Knowsley to encourage people to sign up to the GULP 21 Day Challenge starting on the 8th May. We have visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Halewood and

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Sefton launch Give Up Loving Pop

This month sees the launch of the Sefton GULP Campaign. Across Sefton, 24.7% of reception age children are overweight or obese, rising to 35.2% at year 6 and 69.7% of adults. And whilst dental health is better than some of

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Sugar Tax – the North West’s Contribution

On Wednesday, we were delighted to see the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) included in the Spring budget. The rates were not watered down which is fantastic – remaining at 18p and 24p, as originally thought. The tax will, however,

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