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‘NHS exercise targets reward with shopping vouchers’ – Food Active response

In a news story reaching the press today, the NHS have announced ‘radical plans’ of rewarding families and individuals with an array of gifts should they meet their ‘steps’ target tracked via a mobile app. They have claimed the proposals

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Much, much more action needed to address childhood obesity

We are used to health campaigners saying this, but when the CEO of Sainsbury’s says the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan doesn’t go far enough, we should probably stop and listen. We had to wait a long time for the much-anticipated

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Food Active Annual Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

We will be hosting our annual Food Active conference on the 22nd September 2017. The theme for this year will be ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ and will be held at The Mechanics’ Institute in Central Manchester (9am – 1pm).

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Guest Blog: Blackpool’s Healthier Choices Award – Engagement of the Chinese Community

Nicky Dennison is a Senior Public Health Practitioner at Blackpool Council. The Healthier Choices Award was launched in January 2017, to support Blackpool Council’s vision to be “The UK’s number one family resort with a thriving economy that supports a

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The Sefton GULP Campaign Competition

In partnership with Sefton Council, Food Active have delivered a borough wide Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) Campaign to over 26 schools within Sefton since the start of 2017. Reaching over 2,500 primary school pupils through over 70 lessons delivered

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New 2017 Health Profiles Data: a North West perspective

This July, new Health Profiles data for each local authority (LA) have been released for 2017. From previous years Health Profiles, we know that the North West of England scores poorly on numerous indicators compared to the national average. This

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Guest Blog: Lancashire – the first two-tier authority to adopt the Declaration

Paula Cooper is a Senior Public Health Practitioner for Lancashire County Council. Lancashire is one of the larger higher tier Local Authorities in England covering 12 District Local Council footprints with a mid-year 2016 population of 1,198,800. Overall, the percentage

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Guest Blog: Blackburn with Darwen’s Joint Declaration on Healthy Weight

Beth Wolfenden is the Public Health Development Manager for Blackburn with Darwen Council. Whilst Blackburn with Darwen (BwD) experiences similar obesity levels to the national average, the Authority has a higher than national average underweight population and very poor oral

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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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Everton in the Community deliver sugary drinks education in schools

Coaches from Everton in the Community (EitC) have been delivering #GiveUpLovingPop or ‘GULP’ PSHE sessions in local primary schools, raising awareness of the health harms of over-consumption of sugary drinks and also promoting the benefits of drinking water in terms

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