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Guest Blog: Hunger doesn’t respect term time dates

In our latest guest blog we hear from Barbara Crowther, Co-ordinator of the Children’s Food Campaign, to find out more about the turbulent journey of free school meal provision both in and out of term time during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Guest Blog: Food : Choice…the shift to come?

In our latest guest blog, we hear from Jackie Floyd, Councillor for Billinge and Beardwood, Blackburn, to find out more about the local response to Covid-19, in providing food for the most vulnerable. Living in a pandemic is a global

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Blog: The inevitable return of fast food Britain – but did it ever really go away?

As lock down restrictions start to ease, we are starting to see many different types of retailers re-open with strict social distancing measures and hygiene standards in place. Fast food outlets and takeaways are no exception – and the excitement is

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Position Statement: Children living in food poverty

Food Active has published a new position statement on ‘Children living in food poverty’ Our position statements aim to frame the issue, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently in place to tackle the issue and

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Food Active response to the Times article ‘Boris Johnson launches a new battle on obesity’

According a report in The Times (published 14.5.20, paid for article), it is claimed that the Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson has changed his mind on the need for an interventionist state (or the so-called ‘nanny state’) when

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The Obesity Health Alliance calls on supermarkets to help not only keep us fed, but keep us healthy too

Together with The Obesity Health Alliance, Food Active are asking supermarkets to focus their promotions on foods lower in fat, sugar & salt to help everyone be healthier New polling data published today by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA, of

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Food Active Bulletin: April 2020

Make sure you keep up to date with the all the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Food Active Covid-19 update: including our new resources to support healthy eating during Covid-19 Food Active blogs:

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Food Active Covid-19 resources to support healthy eating in vulnerable households during lockdown

Nutritionists at Food Active have developed a range of resources to support healthy eating during physical distancing, in particular high risk and vulnerable groups in society which are now available to download. After a number of weeks of development and in consultation

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A Spotlight On…Case Studies from the Food Active Network: Lancashire

Find out about some of the fantastic work going on across the Food Active local authority network members through our ‘Spotlight On’ case studies feature! The Food Active North West Network is made up of 16 local authorities across the

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Food Active recap and review of Covid-19 webinars

During the Covid-19 lockdown, our normal working routines have been turned upside down in ways we could never anticipate. Meetings and conferences are out of the window for the foreseeable – but in this Covid-19 era we have entered, the

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