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Analysing public awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK: Have your say!

This month we are supporting a MSc Public Health Nutrition student, Jessica Power, to find out more about the public’s awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK as part of her dissertation project. Jessica Power is a student

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5 reasons why Boris Johnson’s ‘sin tax’ comments are wrong

On the same day Cancer Research UK suggests that obesity is the leading cause of four of the most common cancers in the UK, we found out that one of the two candidates in the running for a place at

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Food Active Bulletin: June

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Successful childhood obesity trailblazer sites announced Marking one year since the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 Food Active and Local Solutions launch

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Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

Today marks the one year anniversary since the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 was announced by the Government. The publication followed the first edition published back in 2016. The stark difference between the two, at the time, was that the

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Guest Blog: Pennine Lancashire Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Success

Following the announcement of the five successful trailblazers today by Public Health England and the Local Government Association, we hear from one of the successful applicants – Beth Wolfenden, Public Health Development Manager from Blackburn with Darwen – to find

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Food Active and Local Solutions launch ‘Cooking and Company’ project with elderly male carers

To mark National Carers Week (10th – 16th June), we are pleased to share details of a nutrition and social inclusion project that we are delivering in partnership with Local Solutions. ‘Cooking and Company’ aims to improve the physical and

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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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Food Active Bulletin: May

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Food Active presents at the Health in all Policies Conference Consensus Statement on Sustainable Funding for Public Health #GiveUpLovingPop Special Edition Bulletin

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New Healthier Choices Award launched to support breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and infant feeding mothers in Blackpool

As part of the Healthy Weight Strategy, Blackpool Council Public Health, as part of Better Start, have been working together to consider new ways of supporting breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and infant feeding mothers in the Town. In England and Wales breastfeeding mothers are

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#GiveUpLovingPop Special Edition Bulletin

Our second Give Up Loving Pop special edition bulletin is now live, updating Food Active subscribers on all things GULP and sugary-drink related news. The bulletin will come in addition to the Food Active monthly e-bulletin, which is typically circulated

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