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Guest Blog: Two London boroughs first to sign declaration on sugar and healthy food

Sofia Parente is Campaigns Coordinator at Sustain. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming represents around 100 national public interest organisations. Our campaigns are contributing to protect children’s health, save the fish in our seas, making our cities healthier,

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Knowsley GULP Campaign – Street Team Experience

Throughout April, I was delighted to represent Food Active as a member of the GULP Street Team. Knowsley Council commissioned Food Active to host roadshows at several locations within the borough. We visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Stockbridge Village,

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Guest Blog: Junk brands get onto children’s newfeeds and interact like real life friends

Helena O’Donnell is Project Manager of Irish Heart’s advocacy campaign Stop Targeting Kids. Irish Heart works to influence government policy to improve outcomes for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Irish Heart is concerned for Ireland’s serious childhood

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Energy Drinks + Exams = recipe for failure

As we move into exam season for millions of children and young people in the UK, the sales of energy drinks are likely to take a sharp rise. Next to the piles of revision notes commonly features an empty cans

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Blackburn with Darwen launch their healthy weight declaration

On Wednesday, April 19th Blackburn with Darwen Council launched their Eat Well, Move More, Shape Up strategy – a three-year plan to encourage residents to move more, eat well and maintain a healthy weight. As part of the practical steps

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Blackpool Council launch GULP Campaign with Blackpool FC

Blackpool FC Community Trust have joined with Blackpool Council to launch the Gulp Campaign to all Year 4 children across Blackpool. The Gulp Campaign will last 21 days. With the help of the Fit2Go team, The Trust will be encouraging

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Sugar Tax Q&A

We answer your burning questions on the UK Sugary Drinks Industry Levy. What is a ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ and how will it work? The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is a new levy which was announced last spring

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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 April’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes Blackpool NHS trust sign declaration on healthy weight, Food Active writes to Metro-Mayoral candidates, and no

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Guest Blog: Salt, The Forgotten Killer

About CASH: Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) was set up in 1996 as a response to the refusal of the Chief Medical Officer to endorse the COMA recommendations to reduce salt intake. Supported by 25 expert scientific members,

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Letter to Metro-Mayoral Candidates

During May, seven combined authorities will appoint their first Metro-Mayor. The directly-elected metro mayors will be responsible for setting out a strategy for growing their city region economy, and will have certain powers over issues such as housing, transport and

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