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Guest Blog: Sweet enough already – babies don’t need processed sugary foods

Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation EU Regional Office published a damning report revealing the volume of sugar available in a wide range of commercially available baby food and drink. But this is not news to the likes of

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Survey reveals limited support for carers on food behaviour issues among Children in Care

Earlier this year, Food Active published position statement on ‘Food as a safeguarding issue’. Since then we have partnered with several national organisations, including: Foster Talk, BECOME charity, National Fostering Agency, National Association of Fostering Providers and Power of Parenting

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Public Health England publish Whole Systems Approach to Obesity guidance

We are pleased to see the publication of the new guidance document from Public Health England, the Local Government Association, the Association for the Directors of Public Health and Leeds Beckett University, to support the adoption of a whole systems

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Food Active response to the Prevention Green Paper

We are pleased to see the publication of the Prevention Green Paper today by the Department for Health and Social Care and Commons. Some of the proposals will play an important part in the Government reaching it’s target of halving

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Food Active presents at the LGA ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future’ Conference

Food Active was delighted to host a workshop at the Local Government Association Conference in London yesterday (Wednesday 17th July), titled ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Future: making childhood obesity everyone’s business’. Organised jointly by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors

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Analysing public awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK: Have your say!

This month we are supporting a MSc Public Health Nutrition student, Jessica Power, to find out more about the public’s awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK as part of her dissertation project. Jessica Power is a student

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5 reasons why Boris Johnson’s ‘sin tax’ comments are wrong

On the same day Cancer Research UK suggests that obesity is the leading cause of four of the most common cancers in the UK, we found out that one of the two candidates in the running for a place at

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Food Active Bulletin: June

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: Successful childhood obesity trailblazer sites announced Marking one year since the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 Food Active and Local Solutions launch

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Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

Today marks the one year anniversary since the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 was announced by the Government. The publication followed the first edition published back in 2016. The stark difference between the two, at the time, was that the

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Guest Blog: Pennine Lancashire Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Success

Following the announcement of the five successful trailblazers today by Public Health England and the Local Government Association, we hear from one of the successful applicants – Beth Wolfenden, Public Health Development Manager from Blackburn with Darwen – to find

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