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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World Obesity Day Guest Blog: 5 Things to Know About Weight Stigma

James (@JNHealth) is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol working within the NIHR CLAHRC West team. Stuart (@DrStuartFlint) is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University where he is part of the management team

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Healthy Weight Declaration Update at Public Health England North West Network Meeting

This morning Food Active presented an update on the Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight at the Public Health England North West Healthy Weight and Physical Activity Network Meeting, at the HSBC National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Robin Ireland, Director

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Calorie labelling could be extended to the out-of-home sector, as part of Government’s plans to tackle obesity

Today the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has opened its consultation on extending calorie labelling to the out-of-home sector, including café’s, restaurants and takeaways. The consultation forms as part of a series of consultations on measures proposed in

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Iceland rewards NHS staff with free pizza and ice-cream: Food Active Response

Earlier this week it was reported in a number of tabloids that Iceland Supermarkets are handing out free pizza and ice-cream to all NHS workers. The new offer entails that all NHS and emergency service workers who show their Iceland

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#UKCO Conference: Preconception to pension – obesity throughout the lifecourse

Located in the beautiful setting of the historic Newcastle University campus, this year’s Association for the Study of Obesity Congress on Obesity took place on the 6th and 7th September. This year’s theme focussed on prevention and treatment of obesity

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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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Healthy Weight Declaration Support Pack Update

Food Active has updated its Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight Support Pack, incorporating learning from the past 18 months of Local Authorities adopting the Declaration, and a plethora of new case studies helping to share good practices. The support pack provides

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Guest blog: Better beginnings for the next generation means talking to people about health before conception

Deirdre de Barra is the Head of Information at Tommy’s – a registered charity which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Last week at Tommy’s we launched a free digital tool called Planning

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