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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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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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Public Health England targets calories in new obesity drive

New research from Public Health England indicates that across the lifespan, we are all eating too many calories every day in England. Most of us know the recommended guidance on calorie intake – 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men,

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Can where you live make you obese?

The childhood obesity crisis in England hits the headlines yet again this week. Public Health England mapped childhood obesity in the England using the data coming from the national child measurement program. For the first time, the data ranked every

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New Change4Life campaign targets sugary snacks

‘100 calorie snacks, two a day max’ Earlier this week, Public Health England launched a new wave of their flagship Change4Life campaign, specifically promoting healthier snack choices for children. The campaign is part of a bid to help children consume

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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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Guest Blog: Downsizing for Public Health

Dr. Ashleigh Haynes and Dr. Eric Robinson are researchers at the University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology Health and Society.  A recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health showed that on average, adults in the UK are offered

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The New CAP Non-Broadcast Restrictions Q&A

Who are CAP? CAP stands for the Committee of Advertising Practice. They are a private organisation who are responsible for writing advertising codes in the UK. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are the sister organisation who are responsible for enforcing

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Guest Blog: Junk brands get onto children’s newfeeds and interact like real life friends

Helena O’Donnell is Project Manager of Irish Heart’s advocacy campaign Stop Targeting Kids. Irish Heart works to influence government policy to improve outcomes for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Irish Heart is concerned for Ireland’s serious childhood

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