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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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Food Active Event Report: Healthy Weight in all Policies

Food Active recently hosted ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at the Mechanics Institute, Manchester. Over 80 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered to the event, with 65 in attendance on the day.

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Supporting World Obesity Day – 11th October 2017

Today Food Active is supporting the 3rd annual World Obesity Day. Here are a few words from the organisers, The World Obesity Federation about the history, background and aims of the campaign which takes place on the 11th October every

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Guest Blog: World Heart Day and European Week of Sport

Michael Viggars, Development Officer, European Healthy Stadia Network, talks about how the football family is mobilising to address the burgeoning physical inactivity epidemic. From Stonewall’s rainbow laces campaign in the UK to NFL stars highlighting racial injustices in the US,

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Latest Food Active Bulletin – September Edition

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. You can find Septembers edition by following this link. This month’s bulletin is packed with a round up of the latest news, guest blogs from the Dairy Council,

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Guest Blog: World School Milk Day 2017

Erica Hocking is the Senior Nutrition Scientist at The Dairy Council and a registered Public Health Nutritionist with a special interest in children’s nutrition.   As pupils settle into school after the summer break, The Dairy Council is reminding parents,

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Food Active Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

Many thanks to those of you who attended our annual Food Active Conference. The theme this year was ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ and I think you could all agree, we could have continued the discussion well into the afternoon.

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Guest Blog: Countermarketing Initiatives to Fight Junk Food Marketing

Poor diet, brought on by the increased availability of unhealthy food, has played a major role in rising rates of diet related diseases around the world.1 Our work at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (CUFPI), an academic research and

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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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Guest Blog: Healthy Living Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside

Hassan Argomandkhah FRPharmS is the Chair of Merseyside Local Professional Network and Bruce Prentice MRPharms is a Clinical Adviser to NHS England in Cheshire and Merseyside. Our experience, getting Healthy Living Pharmacy established in Cheshire and Merseyside, has shown us

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