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Guest Blog: Holiday Hunger in the UK

Andrew Forsey and Frank Field are the authors of the Hungry Holidays report by the All Parliamentary Group on Hunger. Frank Field is the Group’s Chair and MP for Birkenhead, serving as the Minister of Welfare Reform from 1997-1998. Andrew

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Liverpool launch ‘Save our kids from sugar’ campaign

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their ‘Save Kids From Sugar’ campaign aimed at helping parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume.  With many children having half their recommended daily allowance of sugar before they leave for school, the campaign highlights the surprising

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National Walking Month 2017 – advocating everyday walking

Living Streets is the charity for everyday walking and every May we celebrate National Walking Month. What sets us apart from other walking charities who encourage exploring our beautiful country by foot on long walking holidays, Living Streets advocates little

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Declaration Support Pack and Evaluation Report

With the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight being adopted across the North West and beyond, we have commissioned a first evaluation of Blackpool Council’s declaration – one year on. This report gives some insight into the process the declaration

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Guest Blog: Men’s Health Week 2017 – the EuroFIT Project

Michael Viggars, Development Officer at European Healthy Stadia Network, has written a guest blog in support of this years Men’s Health Week, from the 12th-18th June. Public health professionals often describe middle-aged men as being ‘hard-to-reach’, lamenting traditional strategies for their

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Life on Two Wheels – Supporting Bike Week

In support of this years annual Bike Week (10th-18th June), Director of Research at Food Active Robin Ireland has written a blog piece about the benefits of cycling, and the challenges faced by those using it as their mode of

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Infant School Meals – a brief history and why we need to save them

The UK have had a longstanding history of providing school dinners to primary school children. Earliest records date back to 1879 in Manchester, where destitute and poorly nourished children were provided with free school meals. In 1906, The Liberal Government

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Latest Food Active Bulletin

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins, you can find May’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes guest blogs galore! GULP & declaration updates, ECO2017, why to avoid energy drinks + more. You

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Supporting World Digestive Health Day May 29th – the importance of dietary fibre.

World Digestive Health Day is a global, public health, advocacy and awareness campaign run by the World Gastroenterology Organisation, held on the 29th May every year. The campaign focuses on digestive disorders, aiming to increase awareness of preventative measures, its

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Guest Blog: Two London boroughs first to sign declaration on sugar and healthy food

Sofia Parente is Campaigns Coordinator at Sustain. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming represents around 100 national public interest organisations. Our campaigns are contributing to protect children’s health, save the fish in our seas, making our cities healthier,

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