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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Sugar Awareness Week 2017: Guest Blog – what’s the deal?

  Jenny Rosborough is a Registered Nutritionist and Campaign Manager at Action on Sugar. This year’s Sugar Awareness Week (30th October – 5th November) provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made and highlight actions which must be taken next to

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017

  Today marks the start of this years Sugar Awareness Week from Action on Sugar (30th October – 5th November), of which Food Active is an official partner. Excessive consumption of sugar is fueling the obesity epidemic. In the UK

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Guest Blog for National Cholesterol Month: Discordant LDL – a discord from dietary guidance? Or a concord of hypothesis?

Dr Ian Davies is Nutritional Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University with a primary research interest in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the effects of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Coinciding with National Cholesterol Month, Dr. Davies unpicks the confusing scientific evidence

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Recent industry action in response to public health noise

In recent weeks, there has been a number of statements, commitments and pledges from key players within the food and beverage industry. This is in response to continued pressure from the public health community, advocating for healthier products and environments

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