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Guest blog: Promoting good oral health in children

Chris Groombridge, Chair of the Teeth Team and MD of 543 Dental Care, located in Yorkshire.   Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme, incorporating clinical dental assessments, applications of fluoride varnish and the subsequent signposting for accessing primary

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Tameside launches second #GiveUpLovingPop campaign

Tameside Public Health has launched it’s second GULP campaign this week, following the success of the campaign launched in fifteen secondary schools last year. Tameside Council with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP

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Football teams in Lancashire team up to launch Give Up Loving Pop

Three football clubs in Lancashire have partnered up with Lancashire County Council, Healthy Stadia and Food Active to help children to cut back on sugary drinks and #GiveUpLovingPop this summer. As the temperature continues to rise outside, three football clubs

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New Give Up Loving Pop ‘Kind to Teeth’ campaign launched

Food Active has launched a new Give Up Loving Pop early years campaign ‘Kind to Teeth’ to mark the start of this year’s National Smile Month and to help promote healthier drink choices for the under 5’s.  The campaign is aimed at

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GULP returns to Blackpool Football Community Trust

The GULP Challenge returns to Blackpool with Blackpool Community Football Trust to help children swap sugary drinks for water and low fat milk. The GULP Challenge aims to tackle excessive sugar intake in a bid to stop children developing potentially

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Sheffield prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Sheffield City Council’s Public Health team are in the final stage of preparing for a three week GULP challenge in three secondary schools across the city region. In Sheffield, more than one third of children start secondary school at an

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Rochdale Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Rochdale Public Health with the Healthy Heroes campaign are in the final stages of preparing for a three week GULP challenge across two primary schools within the area. This January, the Healthy Lifestyles team will visit the first St Luke’s

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Salford Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Salford Public Health and CCG are in the final stage of preparing for a three week GULP challenge in St Patrick’s RC High School. This January, the GULP team delivered an assembly to year 8 students on the health harms

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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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