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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

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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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Food Active’s North West Consultation Event: Restricting price and placement promotions on less healthy food and drink

This week we welcomed leading experts to discuss the ongoing consultation to restrictions to less healthy food and drink by price and placement. The meeting was held in response to the publication of the Department of Health and Social Care’s

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Guest Blog: Obesity and cancer – what do we know?

Maxine Lenza is World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) Press and Communications Officer. She gained a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Exeter, and she has an MSc in Science, Technology and Society where her thesis looked at public

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Leeds City Council signs up to the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

Leeds City Council have become the first local authority outside of the North West to adopt the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight, in a bid to help tackle obesity in the city. Organisations and individuals are being encouraged to

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