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Elderly Malnutrition – A Modern Western Scandal

The significance of good nutrition and wellbeing for the elderly population is of great public health interest, especially as we now have an ageing population in the UK with over 18% of the population 65 years and over and predictions

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Junk Food Marketing – a Crisis in the Marketplace

Junk food marketing (JFM) employs the use of tactful, strategic and appealing marketing techniques, often tailored to the preferences or demands of different ages or population groups, to advertise a vast range of foods which are often of low nutritional

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Our letter about “Happy Holidays”

See our letter on “Happy Holiday”. We are objecting to Coca-Cola hijacking the Christmas message. Please show your support by signing our letter! letter-to-alastair-machray-7-12-16

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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 November’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes anger over the “Happy Holidays” coke truck coming to the North West, the NHS “sugar tax”

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Take Aways: Why Does Location Matter?

Fast food is a broad term which covers a range of foods that can be easily and quickly bought and eaten. Today in the UK, fast food holds a cemented place in the diet of many households, as many believe

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WHO call for a sugar tax

Whilst there is no one single solution in curbing the rising prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), there is a growing body of evidence to suggest fiscal measures are useful tools in tackling current public

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Deprivation and Childhood Obesity

Today, on World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has released concerning figures predicting that by 2020, 3/5 (60%) of primary-school aged boys living in the most deprived areas of England will be classified as overweight or obese, compared to

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Response to Government Soft Drinks Industry Levy consultation

We all know that sugary drinks are a key catalyst in rising obesity levels across the country, with a particular concern surrounding their role in the development of childhood obesity – many soft drinks contain more sugar than a child’s

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Department of Health Visit to Food Active

On Monday 19th September 2016 Food Active hosted a visit from Department of Health at Food Active in Liverpool. Interested in finding out what is happening to tackle obesity at a local level, Emma Reed and Sharon Egan from DH

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Tax the Can and help people Give Up Loving Pop!

Members of the GULP team and Children’s Food Campaign handed out toothbrushes at the Labour Party Conference last month to remind delegates about the health harms associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks and the need to “Tax the Can”

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