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Food Active Event: The Marketing of Junk Food to Children (July 15th 2016)

On Friday 15th July, supported by Lancashire County Council, Association of Directors of Public Health (NW) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (NW), Food Active held an event ahead of the  CAP Consultation on restricting advertising of unhealthy

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Supermarket price promotions nudge consumers toward unhealthy food and drink

New research finds supermarkets have more promotions on less healthy food and drink, Which? says retailers must play their part in the fight against obesity. Which? analysed data collected by mySupermarket on the number of promotions across the major supermarkets

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Facebook used to market junk food to children

Food and drink manufacturers are switching their focus  from traditional to online media to promote unhealthy products to children and young people, an Irish report has found. New research published by the Irish Heart Foundations Who’s feeding the kids online reveals that

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Food Active Annual Report: 2015 / 2016

This year has been another eventful year for Food Active with significant successes including the welcome announcement from the Chancellor regarding a sugary drinks levy, Blackpool Council adopting the Food Active Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight and the delivery of

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Food Active Event Summary: Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, Champs and NW ADPH recently facilitated and hosted the Regional Healthy Weight Event: ‘Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action’. Over 100 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered

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Food Active Event: Promoting healthy weight – National policy to local action (23rd March 2016)

In light of recent publications including the PHE evidence report on sugar reduction, the Health Select Committee Inquiry report ‘Brave and Bold Action’ and the forthcoming National Childhood Obesity Strategy, the purpose of the day was to provide delegates from

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Give Councils Powers to Ban Junk Food Advertising near Schools and Nurseries

Powers to ban junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres should be given to councils in a bid to beat the childhood obesity crisis, say town halls. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils

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Promoting Healthy Weight: National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, in collaboration with Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative (Champs) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) would like to invite you to our forthcoming event addressing the Healthy Weight Debate. When: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Retailers contributing to obesity crisis

Banning fast food shops near schools “will not be enough” to tackle childhood obesity, according to academics at the University of Hertfordshire; retailers also have a major role to play in encouraging young people to make healthier food choices. Over

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Get ‘Sugar Smart’ this January!

A new campaign has been launched encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and take control of their children’s sugar intake.

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