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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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Latest Food Active Bulletin

Keep up to date with the latest from Food Active with our monthly bulletins, you can find February’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes Lancashire’s Local Authority Declaration; Blackpool host their Healthy Weight Summit; and Tameside prepare to Give Up

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Tameside prepares to Give Up Loving Pop

Tameside Public Health with partners are in the final stage of preparing for a four week GULP challenge across their 15 secondary schools. Following February half term, the Schools For Health team will visit each of the secondary schools and

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Blackpool taking the declaration a step further

On the 2nd February over 20 representatives from organisations across Blackpool declared their commitment to promote healthy weight. The pledges were made at a Healthy Weight Summit organised and lead by Blackpool Council. The aim of the day was to

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What is the issue with packed lunches?

There is no doubt that the UK has made commendable advances in improving the nutritional content and guaranteeing healthy school meals in some (but not all) primary and secondary schools 1. Jamie Oliver’s so-called ‘turkey twizzler revolution’ in 2005 raised

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Lancashire County Council adopt the declaration

We are delighted that Lancashire County Council are the latest local authority to adopt the declaration on healthy weight. As the first two-tier local authority, this is just the start of the process as the council works with lower tier

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Food & drink sponsorship in professional sport: an unhealthy relationship

The global popularity and unique power of sport to deliver messages to a broad audience make it an invaluable, if perhaps under-utilised, health promotion tool. Unfortunately, a paradox persists within professional sport wherein sport personalities are championed as the pinnacle

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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 January’s edition here. This month’s bulletin includes our BMJ publication regarding the Coca-Cola truck objection letter; the Children’s Food Campaign Heroes and Zeroes;

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