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Food Active responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy results

Today Public Health England have published the long-awaited results from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which came into force in April 2018 to help encourage industry to reformulate their products to contain less sugar, helping consumers towards reducing their excessive

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Analysing public awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK: Have your say!

This month we are supporting a MSc Public Health Nutrition student, Jessica Power, to find out more about the public’s awareness and knowledge of artificial sweeteners in the UK as part of her dissertation project. Jessica Power is a student

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5 reasons why Boris Johnson’s ‘sin tax’ comments are wrong

On the same day Cancer Research UK suggests that obesity is the leading cause of four of the most common cancers in the UK, we found out that one of the two candidates in the running for a place at

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#KindToTeeth is supporting National Smile Month 2019!

Today marks one year since we launched our Kind to Teeth campaign and this #NationalSmileMonth, we are again promoting the campaign to help tackle poor oral health in the early years across the North West and beyond. The Give Up

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The sugar tax – 1 year on

In our latest blog, we celebrate the one year mark from the official introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the UK, reflecting back on the progress made since the initial announcement to where we are today. What is

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Position Statements: Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending

Food Active has published two new position statements; Energy Drinks and Healthier Vending The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently

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Coca-Cola and the Premier League team up in new sponsorship deal: #WhereEveryonePays

The Coca-Cola GB and English Premier League’s new campaign has now been activated across social media, involving a minute and a half advert featuring 250 “real” fans from across all 20 Premier League clubs, titled ‘#WhereEveryonePlays’. This article originally appeared

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#FizzFreeFebruary launches today across the country

Today marks the start of #FizzFreeFebruary, a campaign launched by Southwark Council in 2017 to help encourage the community to cut out sugary drinks for the whole month, and switch to plain milk and water. Fizzy drinks are the largest

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West Cheshire prepares to #GiveUpLovingPop this January

#GiveUpLovingPop arrives in Cheshire West and Chester this January, with pupils and staff across the borough encouraged to switch sugary drinks for water and milk. Children and young people are consuming more than three times as much sugar as the

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Kind to Teeth ‘Parent Champions’ training project funding granted!

We are pleased to announce that Food Active has been granted funding to develop a Parent Champions training programme, as part of our Kind to Teeth campaign launched in May 2018 to help promote healthier drink choices in the under-fives.

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