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Give Up Loving Pop welcomes new report that recommends halving sugar intake

Give Up Loving Pop (a campaign from the Food Active team) welcomes a new report released today which recommends that we should all drastically reduce our sugar intake; so that sugar makes up only 5% of an individual’s total daily energy intake.

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A taxing issue: A duty on sugary drinks will protect England’s health finds new research

New research published today finds that the introduction of a 20% duty on sugary drinks would have a major impact on the health of England’s population.

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Is now the time to tax unhealthy food and drinks?

The UK Government must face the “mounting evidence” in support of taxes on unhealthy food and drinks, according to the authors of a new report.

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New campaign takes the fight to sugary drinks companies

A new campaign launched today takes the manufacturers of sugary drinks to task as Government data reveals the extent of overweight and obesity among children and young people.

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Coca Cola London Eye ‘Welcome Party’

Our colleagues at the Children’s Food Campaign have marked the recent start of Coca Cola’s sponsorship of the London Eye with a ‘welcoming party’, handing out over 500 toothbrushes to some of the first visitors to the re-branded tourist attraction.

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National Obesity Awareness Week 12-18 January 2015

National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 will put the obesity problem in the national spotlight, and promote positive change.

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New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make sugar swaps

A new Change4Life campaign launched today by Public Health England encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more simple swaps.

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Guest essay: Sugar- “Capitalism’s Favoured Child”

In this guest essay historian and sugar expert Ron Noon unearths some uncomfortable truths about “capitalism’s favourite child”…

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Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice Across the North West

Thursday 4th December saw the latest of our engagement events take place, on this occasion in central Manchester. Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy and Sharing Good Practice brought together high-profile speakers, specialist workshops and the unveiling of our new

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A sugary drinks duty would save London £39m in healthcare costs

Our partners at The Children’s Food Campaign have today published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londoners’ health, as well as save the NHS and public health budgets £39

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