Guest Blog: Downsizing for Public Health

Dr. Ashleigh Haynes and Dr. Eric Robinson are researchers at the University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology Health and Society.  A recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health showed that on average, adults in the UK are offered

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Association for the Study of Obesity UK Congress 2017

The Association for the Study of Obesity held its 4th UK Congress on Obesity last week, in the scenic hills on Pontypridd, University of South Wales. Founded in 1967, the ASO has become the UK’s foremost charitable organisation dedicated to

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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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Give Councils Powers to Ban Junk Food Advertising near Schools and Nurseries

Powers to ban junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres should be given to councils in a bid to beat the childhood obesity crisis, say town halls. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils

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Promoting Healthy Weight: National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, in collaboration with Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative (Champs) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) would like to invite you to our forthcoming event addressing the Healthy Weight Debate. When: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Retailers contributing to obesity crisis

Banning fast food shops near schools “will not be enough” to tackle childhood obesity, according to academics at the University of Hertfordshire; retailers also have a major role to play in encouraging young people to make healthier food choices. Over

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Get ‘Sugar Smart’ this January!

A new campaign has been launched encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and take control of their children’s sugar intake.

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EVENT: Obesity in the North West: Current challenges and future opportunities

This half-day meeting of the Association for the Study of Obesity (North West Regional Group) and Food Active takes place from 9.30am-12.30pm on Friday 4th December at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

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Major new report confirms the need for a ‘sugar tax’

Yesterday saw the unexpected release of Public Health England’s report ‘Sugar Reduction: the Evidence for Action’. The report sets out a range of tough policies that need to be taken reduce the consumption of sugary foods and drinks that are

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A taxing issue: A duty on sugary drinks will protect England’s health finds new research

New research published today finds that the introduction of a 20% duty on sugary drinks would have a major impact on the health of England’s population.

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