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Food Active response to the Chief Medical Officer’s ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’ Report

Last week, the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, published her final report ‘Time to Solve Childhood Obesity’, making a series of bold and ambitious recommendations to the Government to take further action to address childhood obesity.  Here

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How the KP cricket sponsorship debacle highlights the need for system leadership across the board

Authored by Matthew Ashton, Lead Director of Public Health, Food Active and Matthew Philpott, Executive Director, Health Equalities Group.   Last week it was announced that KP will be sponsoring The Hundred cricket tournament which is due to start next

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Devon County Council become the first local authority in the South West to adopt the Healthy Weight Declaration

We are pleased to announce that today, Devon County Council have become the first council in the South West to sign Food Active’s Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight. Cabinet member for Public Health, Roger Croad, signed the declaration in

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Food Active Bulletin: September

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: #FoodActive2019 Conference: Healthy Weight in all Policies – Two Years On Food Active responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy results Food

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Guest Blog: The Rewards Project – transforming the way we reward children

James Goolnik is a practicing dentist and a member of the British Dental Association. Having worked in the same practice for over 17 years, he has witnessed first-hand how sugar damages teeth on a daily basis.  In our latest guest

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Food Active Annual Conference 2019: Healthy Weight in all Policies – Two Years On

Following the success of our first ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ conference in 2017, this year we are reflecting back on the progress made on the obesity agenda in the last two years, and plans for the future, both at

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Guest Blog: Food insecurity – how hungry is the UK?

In our latest guest blog, Kathryn Machray, a PhD student at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, highlights her research topic of food insecurity, and the burden it places on the every day lives of

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Food Active responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy results

Today Public Health England have published the long-awaited results from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which came into force in April 2018 to help encourage industry to reformulate their products to contain less sugar, helping consumers towards reducing their excessive

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Food in Care on tour this September in Blackburn and Bracknell

This month, Food Active has been on the road delivering our unique two-day Food in Care training course in Blackburn with Darwen, and for the first time outside the North West, in Bracknell. 16 attendees in total took part in

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Food Active Bulletin: August

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Food Active Position Statement: Takeaways and Healthy Weight Share your views on the availability of water in children’s meals! Government Buying Standards

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