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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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#GiveUpLovingPop returns to Rochdale primary schools to help fight tooth decay

Rochdale Borough Council decided to target Give Up Loving work at schools with the highest levels of obesity across the borough, following the success of their campaign in January 2018. The council have worked with schools to ensure the delivery

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Kind to Teeth ‘Parent Champions’ training project funding granted!

We are pleased to announce that Food Active has been granted funding to develop a Parent Champions training programme, as part of our Kind to Teeth campaign launched in May 2018 to help promote healthier drink choices in the under-fives.

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Football coaches in Lancashire help children #GiveUpLovingPop

Results from the Give Up Loving Pop programme evaluation demonstrate effectiveness of community sports coaches delivering sugary drinks education to children. This summer, community coaches from three professional football clubs in North West England delivered a four-part sugary drinks education

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New Change4Life campaign launched after data shows 10 year-olds have eaten 18 years worth of sugar

Children are consuming the equivalent of eight excess sugar cubes a day, or 2,800 a year, says Public Health England, which has launched a new healthy eating campaign under its flagship healthy eating campaign, Change4Life. The campaign comes as national

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Food Active responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report

Today Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, published her annual report for 2018 recommending a series of measures to help support people make healthier choices. We are pleased to see a number of recommendations made today in the Chief Medical

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Food Active Bulletin: Christmas Special

In this special Christmas edition of the Food Active newsletter, we take a moment to reflect on the highlights from what has been another very busy and successful year for the organisation. As well as the latest news, resources and

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Event: An integrated approach on tackling Childhood Obesity at municipal level

Food Active has argued for some time that local authorities should take a systems approach to addressing obesity in their communities. It requires municipal leadership for this approach to be successful. We are therefore pleased to hear about the work

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Food Active responds to Science and Technology Committee Energy Drinks report

Last week, in a report produced by the Science and Technology Committee, the Government was advised that there is not enough quantitative evidence to support a statutory ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The report comes just

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Fuse blog: Steering the Coca-Cola Christmas trucks off course in 2018…

Our guest blog for Fuse (the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) is live, discussing some of the important changes to Coca-Cola’s flagship Christmas marketing campaign – the Christmas Truck tour. The blog follows up our blog from last

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