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Why the first foods we feed children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

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Food Active Bulletin: February

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: NEW Food Active Report: Purchases of price promotions on less healthy food and drink in the North West Work commences on two

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Protect children from all junk food advertising, say health experts – and parents agree

A new survey by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has revealed clear support among the UK public for far-reaching restrictions on junk food adverts. This comes as the 44-strong alliance of health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups (including Food

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Last few places remaining for Food in Care train-the-trainer course – book now!

Carers are at the centre of the lives of children and require training and support to be able to deal with complex food behaviours so prevalent among children and young people in care. It is common for children in care

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Position Statements: Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending

Food Active has published two new position statements; Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently

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Work commences on Childhood Obesity Trailblazer for two North West local authorities

As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, the Government announced last year a three-year Trailblazer Programme to work with council-led projects in England help develop local solutions for tackling obesity, with a particular focus on health inequalities. Key

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Why the first foods we feed our children are so important

The first 1000 days of life are regarded as a critical time in a child’s development. This period of life has not only been shown to be key in influencing their future health, in terms of weight status and susceptibility

Read More

New report: Purchases of price promotions on less healthy food and drink in the North West

Our latest Food Active survey suggests purchases of food and drink on price promotion in the North West is dominated by crisps and chocolate, as the Government consults on restricting to promotions on less healthy food and drink by price

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Government urged to push ahead with Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 consultations, despite food industry delay tactics

Earlier this week, 32 trade bodies representing the UK’s food and farming sectors have written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for him to ‘pause’ imminent consultations, amid concerns around Brexit. The consultations in question include a Bottle Deposit

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Coca-Cola and the Premier League team up in new sponsorship deal: #WhereEveryonePays

The Coca-Cola GB and English Premier League’s new campaign has now been activated across social media, involving a minute and a half advert featuring 250 “real” fans from across all 20 Premier League clubs, titled ‘#WhereEveryonePlays’. This article originally appeared

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