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Knowsley launch GULP roadshows across the borough

GULP, Healthy Knowsley and Knowsley Council have been hosting roadshows across the borough of Knowsley to encourage people to sign up to the GULP 21 Day Challenge starting on the 8th May. We have visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Halewood and

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Guest Blog: Could we be Missing the Boat with our Young People?

Aliya Porter is a freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). Her specialist work includes weaning support and courses for parents, articles for blogs and magazines and brief interventions training for frontline staff on healthy eating for all ages. Aliya is also

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Launch Their Declaration on Healthy Weight

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has adopted their own declaration on healthy weight. The declaration shows the Trust’s commitment to reducing unhealthy weight in its establishments and its goal of protecting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and

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Pepsi’s Advertising Campaign Backlash

The use of celebrity figures in advertising in a common marketing tactic within the food industry. Gary Lineker for Walkers, Taylor Swift for Diet Coke, Drake for Sprite, Beyonce for Pepsi… the list goes on. It’s one of the many

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Guest Blog: 10-a-Day? An Expert View

Dr Julie Abayomi is a Registered Dietician and Reader in Dietetics at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research predominantly focuses on maternal nutrition, maternal obesity and maternal diabetes with over 20 research papers and 30 conference papers published. A study

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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 March’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes an update on the #sugartax, Operation Eagle Eye, and Robin’s learning from ‘down under’. You can

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Sefton launch Give Up Loving Pop

This month sees the launch of the Sefton GULP Campaign. Across Sefton, 24.7% of reception age children are overweight or obese, rising to 35.2% at year 6 and 69.7% of adults. And whilst dental health is better than some of

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Sugar Tax – the North West’s Contribution

On Wednesday, we were delighted to see the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) included in the Spring budget. The rates were not watered down which is fantastic – remaining at 18p and 24p, as originally thought. The tax will, however,

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Exchanging ideas on challenges to healthier food policies

Author: Robin Ireland, Director of Research, Food Active and Healthy Stadia. I was extremely fortunate to visit New Zealand and Australia in January and February 2017 and used the opportunity to meet colleagues and to discuss local food policies. In

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Household Food Insecurity – An emerging threat to children’s health and wellbeing

Despite the nation’s wealth of economic and social prosperity, Household Food Insecurity is emerging as a major threat to public health in the UK. Household food security (HIS) is defined as a situation where all people at all times, have

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