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Position Statement: Food as a safeguarding issue

Food Active has published a new position statement: “Food as a safeguarding issue”. Food is at the very heart of all aspects of care. However, the importance and key role of nutrition and positive food practices in care are currently

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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas Truck Tour by over a third

Coca Cola have announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – a timely announcement indeed, coinciding with Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing the importance tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the

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Food Active supports Devon’s Healthy Weight Summit

Food Active was invited to contribute to a Healthy Weight Summit organised by Devon County Council and held at County Hall, Exeter, on 7th November. A well-attended meeting had delegates from across Devon and its eight districts. Richard Merrifield. from

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#FoodActive2018 welcomes delegates to ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’

Food Active welcomes over 80 delegates to Central Manchester today, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of tackling obesity from pre-pregnancy to pre-school. The conference, titled ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’, will be held at Bridge 5 Mill

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Position Statements: Healthy Weight from Preconception to Preschool

Today Food Active has published three new position statements, to mark the #FoodActive2018 Conference ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ held today in Manchester. The conference is being held in response to the lack of recognition preconception, pregnancy

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Kind to Teeth campaign launches in Blackpool to help promote healthier drink choices in the under 5’s

Food Active’s ‘Kind to Teeth’ campaign which aims to combat poor oral health in children will launch in Blackpool on 5 November – and Blackpool Council is fully backing it. The council’s Public Health department has worked in partnership with

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Food Active Bulletin: October

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins. This month’s bulletin is packed with the latest news, resources and events. Some of this month’s highlights include; #FoodActive2018 Conference – 1 week to go! Healthy

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#FoodActive2018 Conference Programme: 1 week to go!

It is less than one week to go until the Food Active 2018 Conference, ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ to be held at Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester from 10am -3pm. The conference is being held in response to

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Forty-seven Food in Care champions trained across the North West

Food in Care training is an unique course responding to the skills gap and the limited support available to foster carers in relation to managing children’s complex eating behaviours. Food in Care helps Children in Care to develop a healthy

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World Obesity Guest Blog: What can we do to #EndWeightStigma?

Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway. For her doctoral studies, she is focusing on early life obesity prevention, and specifically how interventions delivered during the first

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