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‘Food Thinkers: Translating Local Action to National Policy’

In December 2015, Robin Ireland was invited by the Food Research Collaboration hosted by the Centre for Food Policy at City University London, to contribute to a series entitled, ‘Food Thinkers’. The series provided an opportunity to engage with people

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Get ready for Salt Awareness Week 2016

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) will be holding their 17th National Salt Awareness Week from 29th February – 6th March 2016, when they will be celebrating 20 years since the they first set out to reduce salt in

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Parliamentary debate on sugary drinks

We are very pleased to see that the Petitions Committee have agreed to hold a Parliamentary Debate on a Sugary Drinks Duty on Monday 30th November, 4.30pm-7.30pm in Westminster Hall. This is a result of Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush documentary and the petition from the Children’s Food Campaign, which now has over 150,000 signatures.

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Food Active’s Gulp campaign featured in new ‘Soda Politics’ book

At Food Active we are proud to say that our Give Up Loving Pop campaign has made its way into the pages of a new book from renowned food writer and Professor of Nutrition, Marion Nestle.

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Would you like to bring That Sugar Film to your area?

As part of our ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the health harms associated with sugar consumption, Give Up Loving Pop & Food Active are offering you the chance to host That Sugar Film in your local area including a talk from the Food Active team.

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National Sugar Awareness Week: Monday 30th – Sunday 6th December 2015

Action on Sugar is pleased to announce their first National Sugar Awareness Week. The campaign will focus on the key actions that the government need to take to establish a successful sugar reduction programme in the UK and highlight the critical impact of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy, which is set to be released in the new year, on the future health of our nation.

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The Sugar Reduction Summit: Sugar, Sweetness and Obesity

The Sugar Reduction Summit takes place at The Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 7th December.

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EVENT: Obesity in the North West: Current challenges and future opportunities

This half-day meeting of the Association for the Study of Obesity (North West Regional Group) and Food Active takes place from 9.30am-12.30pm on Friday 4th December at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

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Blackpool Council challenges young people to stop drinking sugary drinks

Blackpool Council has echoed calls to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ as part of the war on childhood obesity. Town hall bosses have backed celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver, who has called on David Cameron to be ‘bold

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Major new report confirms the need for a ‘sugar tax’

Yesterday saw the unexpected release of Public Health England’s report ‘Sugar Reduction: the Evidence for Action’. The report sets out a range of tough policies that need to be taken reduce the consumption of sugary foods and drinks that are

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