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The Healthy Weight Declaration – Sharing the Learning: Leeds City Council

In this article, we hear from Deb Lowe from Leeds City Council to find out some of the key learning and experiences that led to the official adoption of the Local Government Declaration in 2019, as part of the advocacy project

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The sugar tax – 1 year on

In our latest blog, we celebrate the one year mark from the official introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the UK, reflecting back on the progress made since the initial announcement to where we are today. What is

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Five reasons why we need restrictions on promotions of less healthy food and drink by price and place

Today Food Active submitted a response in support of introducing restrictions on the promotion of less healthy food and drink by price and place as part of the latest Department of Health and Social Care consultations. In January 2019, the

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National Walking Summit 2019 – A review

On Friday, 29th March 2019 Food Active attended the National Walking Summit in Birmingham organized by Living Streets – a charity that has been promoting walking as a way of life since 1929 all over the UK. Today on #WalkToWorkDay,

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Position Statement: Active Travel

Food Active has published a new position statement on Active Travel, to mark this year’s #WalkToWorkDay Our position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives

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Tell us what you think of the Food Active e-bulletin!

The Food Active mailing list has now reached a fantastic 500 subscribers! Thanks to all for your continued support. To celebrate, we want to find out what you think about the bulletin, what you’d like to see more of and less

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Food as a safeguarding issue – a call to action.

Children in Care are among the most disadvantaged groups with higher mental and physiological health needs than their peers outside of the care system. They often display abnormal food related behaviours and can come into care with a poor nutritional

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Food Active Bulletin: March

Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our monthly bulletins! This month’s highlights include: NEW Food Active, UK Health Forum and Public Health England research on food and drink available in non-food retailers Food Active joins

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Blackpool Council and the Lancashire Police Constabulary team up to deliver Healthy Breakfast sessions in Primary Schools

In 2016 Blackpool Council made the commitment to support the residents of Blackpool to tackle the issue of obesity by encouraging individuals to make healthy choices. Since then an amazing amount of partnership working has been underway to move things

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New research from Food Active and the UK Health Forum shows unhealthy food and drink options dominate choices at non-food retail environments

Timely new research undertaken by public health charities Food Active and the UK Health Forum has revealed the extent of sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and biscuits across non-food retail outlets, with two fifths (41%) of non-food retailers also engaged in

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