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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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New ‘Food in Care’ Resource Launched

A new online resource and bespoke training programme gives carers insight, knowledge and skills to support better food and nutrition for children in care.

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How Blackpool became the first local authority to adopt the declaration

In January 2016, Blackpool Council became the first Authority to adopt Food Active’s Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight receiving significant media coverage. Lynn Donkin (Public Health Specialist, Blackpool Council) tells us how: “Declarations have been used in a number

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Generic declaration and evidence base

A briefing document ‘Healthy Weight: Why Local Authority Action is needed’ has been developed to support the declaration and sets out the evidence to support improving the food and physical activity environment. A generic version of the declaration can be

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Childhood Obesity: An Opportunity Missed

Today (18th August 2016) has seen the release of the much anticipated Childhood Obesity Strategy, an opportunity for the Government to make a powerful commitment to improving the health of millions of children and families across the UK, both now

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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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