Health and Social Care Committee Report: Childhood Obesity – time for action

The Health and Social Care Committee has published its recommendations to Government for action on childhood obesity, following a series on inquiries with representatives from the food industry, academic institutions and the third sector. Steve Brine, Secretary for Public Health,

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Guest Blog: Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity

Dr Charlotte Hardman is a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She is interested in psychological determinants of appetite and eating behaviour and in the application of this knowledge to interventions for health behaviour

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Cumbria announces county-wide declaration on Healthy Weight

Cumbria’s seven district and county councils are pledging to make tackling obesity a top priority. Announced at the Healthy Weight Summit on Friday 23rd March in Penrith to over 100 delegates, all seven district councils in the county will be

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Public Health England targets calories in new obesity drive

New research from Public Health England indicates that across the lifespan, we are all eating too many calories every day in England. Most of us know the recommended guidance on calorie intake – 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men,

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Guest Blog: Great Expectations – how the planning system can help solve the obesity crisis?

Michael Chang MRTPI is Town and Country Planning Association Project and Policy Manager leading its Reuniting Health with Planning initiative. In addition to delivering the Initiative’s programme of projects, he is undertaking a Master by Research at Leeds Beckett on

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Guest Blog: ‘Two thirds of UK adults are “failing” to maintain healthy weight – is it simply their lack of capacity of making healthy choices in life?’

Magdalena Muc is a new volunteer Food Active. Her interests include the role of obesogenic environment in population’s health, public health campaigns and interventions against obesity. Before joining our team, she was a researcher working in the field of medical

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Sefton Council sign the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight

Sefton Council has signed the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight to show its dedication to promoting healthy weight across the borough through improved food and drink provision. Developed by North West based Health Equalities Group’s Food Active project, the healthy

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Priorities in tackling obesity for future governments

The news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that the UK is the most obese country in Western Europe doesn’t really come as a big surprise. Whilst Public Health England claim their plans to tackle obesity are

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Food Matters Live 2017: highlights from day one

Yesterday Food Active attended day one of the Food Matters Live 2017 Conference, held in the ExCel arena, London. The conference is a great opportunity to bring together the food industry and innovators in food product development to come together and

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Happy Corporate Holidays from Coca Cola

Food Active are sorry to report that the Coca Cola signature “Happy Holidays” truck will once again be visiting the North West this festive period, on a total of 6 occasions… 30th November in Bolton, 2nd/3rd at Manchester’s Trafford Centre,

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