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Guest Blog: As cheap as chips – the extent of junk food promotions aimed at University students

Danielle Jones is a final year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health student at Edge Hill University.  Her main interests are marketing and its influence on food choice and obesity amongst the early years. She is currently on a placement with

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Out of place: the extent of unhealthy food items in prime locations in supermarkets

New analysis published today by the Obesity Health Alliance reveals that families are bombarded by promotions for sugary food and drinks placed in convenient or busy locations in shops. The Obesity Health Alliance (hereafter OHA) visited five supermarkets over the

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Food Active is seeking views on price promotions on unhealthy food and drink

Food Active is seeking the North West’s views on the Governments proposals to restrict price promotions on unhealthy food and drink, as part of the ongoing consultation for the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2. The Government announced the second chapter

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Advertising watchdog bans KFC and Kelloggs ads, but backs McDonalds ‘healthy’ Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Complaints lodged by the Children’s Food Campaign and the Obesity Health Alliance, in relation to children’s exposure to unhealthy food and drink, have been upheld by the advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority. The complaints submitted by the Obesity Health

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Junk food marketing to children: A study of parents perceptions

New research from Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign shows parents in the North West want Government action to restrict marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children 85% of parents in the North West agreed that junk food

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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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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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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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“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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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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