Guest Blog: Pregnancy ‘Eating for Two’ Myth Busting

Dr Margaret Charnley is a Registered Nutritionist and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Research Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. Her key areas of research are surrounding the effects of nutrition on human health, particularly with regards to obesity, pregnancy

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‘NHS exercise targets reward with shopping vouchers’ – Food Active response

In a news story reaching the press today, the NHS have announced ‘radical plans’ of rewarding families and individuals with an array of gifts should they meet their ‘steps’ target tracked via a mobile app. They have claimed the proposals

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Liverpool launch ‘Save kids from sugar’ campaign

Public Health Liverpool have today launched their ‘Save Kids From Sugar’ campaign aimed at helping parents reduce the amount of sugar their children consume.  With many children having half their recommended daily allowance of sugar before they leave for school, the campaign highlights the surprising

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WHO call for a sugar tax

Whilst there is no one single solution in curbing the rising prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), there is a growing body of evidence to suggest fiscal measures are useful tools in tackling current public

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Deprivation and Childhood Obesity

Today, on World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has released concerning figures predicting that by 2020, 3/5 (60%) of primary-school aged boys living in the most deprived areas of England will be classified as overweight or obese, compared to

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Tax the Can and help people Give Up Loving Pop!

Members of the GULP team and Children’s Food Campaign handed out toothbrushes at the Labour Party Conference last month to remind delegates about the health harms associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks and the need to “Tax the Can”

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Burger King faces backlash from Liverpool health campaigners over home delivery service

Burger King has been told it’s “not welcome” to set up a home delivery service in Liverpool by health campaigners. The fast food giant now delivers its menu to homes around eight regions in the UK as part of a trial.

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Food Active backs efforts to reduce sugar consumption in Liverpool

Food Active is pleased to announce its support for Cllr Tim Beaumont’s proposals to Liverpool City Council to reduce sugar consumption across Liverpool.

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Liverpool has more obese children than any other English city

Liverpool has more obese children than any other city in England, according to a new  study. A shocking report looking into how the design of buildings can have an impact on health  assessed nine of the country’s most populated cities

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Concern over obesity levels

More than two thirds of adults in St Helens are overweight or obese, according to new figures. Excess weight data published by Public Health England shows that 67.5 per cent of adults in St Helens are overweight. In neighbouring Knowsley

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