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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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Liverpool City Council and Partners sign the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

Today Liverpool City Council are the 15th council to sign up to the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight, confirming their council’s commitment to promoting healthy weight in all policies. The declaration has been signed by Cllr Paul Brant, Cabinet

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Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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Position Statement: Health Harms of High Street Giveaways

Food Active has prepared a new position statement to highlight the health harms associated with high street giveaways of foods high in fat, sugar and salt. The statement aims to frame the issue with these giveaway events, provide a brief review

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Position Statement: Food as a Safeguarding Issue

Food Active has published a new position statement: “Food as a safeguarding issue”. Food is at the very heart of all aspects of care. However, the importance and key role of nutrition and positive food practices in care are currently

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Coca Cola Truck Tour 2018 Dates Announced

Yesterday Coca Cola announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – very timely on the day of the Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the Coca

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#FoodActive2018 welcomes delegates to ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’

Food Active welcomes over 80 delegates to Central Manchester today, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of tackling obesity from pre-pregnancy to pre-school. The conference, titled ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’, will be held at Bridge 5 Mill

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Position Statements: Healthy Weight from Preconception to Preschool

Today Food Active has published three new position statements, to mark the #FoodActive2018 Conference ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ held today in Manchester. The conference is being held in response to the lack of recognition preconception, pregnancy

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Kind to Teeth campaign launches in Blackpool to help promote healthier drink choices in the under 5’s

Food Active’s ‘Kind to Teeth’ campaign which aims to combat poor oral health in children will launch in Blackpool on 5 November – and Blackpool Council is fully backing it. The council’s Public Health department has worked in partnership with

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Food Active Bulletin: October

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; #FoodActive2018 Conference – 1 week to go! Healthy

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