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Blog: Supermarkets serve up football-themed junk food deals

Last week marked the long-awaited return of top-flight football in England, after taking an unscheduled 3-month break following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic on home turf. The Government and the Premier League were keen to emphasise that the health

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Parents/carers! Share your views on children’s food during COVID-19

Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active have launched a new survey with parents to find out how being in lockdown during Covid-19 has affected children’s eating habits, preferences and interest in food. The Coronavirus emergency has thrown up all sorts of new challenges

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Blog: The inevitable return of fast food Britain – but did it ever really go away?

As lock down restrictions start to ease, we are starting to see many different types of retailers re-open with strict social distancing measures and hygiene standards in place. Fast food outlets and takeaways are no exception – and the excitement is

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The Obesity Health Alliance calls on supermarkets to help not only keep us fed, but keep us healthy too

Together with The Obesity Health Alliance, Food Active are asking supermarkets to focus their promotions on foods lower in fat, sugar & salt to help everyone be healthier New polling data published today by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA, of

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Position Statement: Outdoor Advertising of Food and Drink High in Fat, Sugar and Salt

Food Active has published a new position statement on ‘Outdoor Advertising of Food and Drink High in Fat, Sugar and/or Salt’ Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief

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Are supermarkets bad for our health?

This blog was originally posted on the Network Health Digest Magazine on 25.3.20 We all know that the recent panic buying in the supermarkets impacts on vulnerable people and key workers and has caused stress and anxiety in this unprecedented

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Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign launch survey to gather parents views of packaging of food and drink aimed at children

Today Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign have launched a new survey to gather parents’ perceptions of the food and drink packaging aimed at children.  Cartoon, TV and film characters on food and drink packaging – they are everywhere!

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Five reasons why we need a 9pm watershed on broadcast TV and online #JunkFoodAds

Food Active has #AdEnough of #JunkFoodAds! That’s why we are submitting a response in full support of introducing further restrictions to broadcast TV and online advertising on less healthy food and drink, as part of the latest Department of Health

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New report from Food Active and Sustain: Taking down junk food ads – how local authorities are taking action on outdoor advertising

Our new joint report with Sustain, ‘Taking down junk food ads: How local areas are taking action on outdoor advertising’, uncovers the limited powers that local authorities have to restrict advertising of products high in fat, sugar and salt. Tackling junk

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New research from Food Active and the UK Health Forum shows unhealthy food and drink options dominate choices at non-food retail environments

Timely new research undertaken by public health charities Food Active and the UK Health Forum has revealed the extent of sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and biscuits across non-food retail outlets, with two fifths (41%) of non-food retailers also engaged in

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