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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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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Guest blog: Childhood obesity – personal responsibility or environmental curse?

Dr Rob Noonan is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, Twitter: @RobJNoonan Email: Robert.noonan@edgehill.ac.uk In England there’s a steep social gradient to childhood health including obesity (Noonan & Fairclough, 2018), and this continues

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Guest blog: How should foods available from vending machines change to help with obesity prevention?

Dr Angeliki Papadaki is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing and evaluating strategies to

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Food Active responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report

Today Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, published her annual report for 2018 recommending a series of measures to help support people make healthier choices. We are pleased to see a number of recommendations made today in the Chief Medical

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Liverpool City Council and Partners sign the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight

Today Liverpool City Council are the 15th council to sign up to the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight, confirming their council’s commitment to promoting healthy weight in all policies. The declaration has been signed by Cllr Paul Brant, Cabinet

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Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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Food Active supports Devon’s Healthy Weight Summit

Food Active was invited to contribute to a Healthy Weight Summit organised by Devon County Council and held at County Hall, Exeter, on 7th November. A well-attended meeting had delegates from across Devon and its eight districts. Richard Merrifield. from

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World Obesity Guest Blog: What can we do to #EndWeightStigma?

Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway. For her doctoral studies, she is focusing on early life obesity prevention, and specifically how interventions delivered during the first

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