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New Online Food and Nutrition Course for Carers of Children and Young People in Care

New online training from Food in Care and AC Education gives carers insight, knowledge and skills to support better food and nutrition for children in care Food Active and AC Education have worked in collaboration to co-produce an online training

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Guest blog: The innovative Paperweight Armband is helping save lives in Greater Manchester

This Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week, we hear from Emma Connolly, Programme Director for the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration programme, working for Age UK Salford to discuss the 2-year programme that aims to improve the lives of thousands of older people

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Guest Blog: Salt – Past, Present and Future

Zoe Davies is an Assistant Nutritionist at Action on Salt with a BSc in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles. Zoe has previously worked in health promotion in the community working with those with type 2 diabetes, at risk of type 2

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Why the first foods we feed children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

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Food Active Bulletin: February

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: NEW Food Active Report: Purchases of price promotions on less healthy food and drink in the North West Work commences on two

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Protect children from all junk food advertising, say health experts – and parents agree

A new survey by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has revealed clear support among the UK public for far-reaching restrictions on junk food adverts. This comes as the 44-strong alliance of health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups (including Food

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Last few places remaining for Food in Care train-the-trainer course – book now!

Carers are at the centre of the lives of children and require training and support to be able to deal with complex food behaviours so prevalent among children and young people in care. It is common for children in care

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Position Statements: Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending

Food Active has published two new position statements; Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently

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Work commences on Childhood Obesity Trailblazer for two North West local authorities

As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, the Government announced last year a three-year Trailblazer Programme to work with council-led projects in England help develop local solutions for tackling obesity, with a particular focus on health inequalities. Key

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Why the first foods we feed our children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

Read More