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Guest Blog: Exposure and access to less heathy food – how will COVID-19 affect our children’s physical health?

In our latest guest blog, our final-year student volunteer Chloé Higham-Smith explores how the current Covid-19 lockdown may have implication on our children’s health, particularly access to healthy food – and exposure to not-so-healthy food advertising Exposure to junk food ads

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Position Statement: The Benefits of Drinking Tap Water

Food Active has published a new position statement on ‘The Benefits of Drinking Tap Water’ Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or

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Blog: Planning, Hot Food Takeaways and Covid-19

We are delighted to welcome the newest member of staff here at Food Active, Catriona MacRae! Catriona is joining us from the Town and Country Planning Association with a background in urban planning, and will be leading on the delivery

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Food Active’s top tips on staying healthy and active during physical distancing

Please note this article is for information only. For official guidance and regulations relating to COVID-19 please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus During these unprecedented times, it is important that we look after ourselves and our families to the best of our ability. Whilst

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Food Active Bulletin: March 2020

Make sure you keep up to date with the all the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Food Active presents evidence at the House of Lords inquiry NEW Food Active Position Statement: Outdoor Advertising

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Position Statement: Outdoor Advertising of Food and Drink High in Fat, Sugar and Salt

Food Active has published a new position statement on ‘Outdoor Advertising of Food and Drink High in Fat, Sugar and/or Salt’ Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief

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A Spotlight On…Case Studies from the Food Active Network: Tameside

Find out about some of the fantastic work going on across the Food Active local authority network members through our new ‘Spotlight On’ case studies feature! The Food Active North West Network is made up of 16 local authorities across

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Are supermarkets bad for our health?

This blog was originally posted on the Network Health Digest Magazine on 25.3.20 We all know that the recent panic buying in the supermarkets impacts on vulnerable people and key workers and has caused stress and anxiety in this unprecedented

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Guest Blog: School Meals Day – a reflection of the progress made in the last decade

To mark this year’s School Food Day, we hear from former-schoolteacher turned school food researcher Kelly Rose of Teesside University to reflect back on the progress of school food over the last decade. As a former schoolteacher, now researching the

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Give Up Loving Pop Impact and Influence Case Study Report

We are delighted to publish the Give Up Loving Pop Impact and Influence Case Study Report, which showcases the innovative ways of delivering the campaign, impact and influence it has had in seven different areas. The case studies have been

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