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New Give Up Loving Pop ‘Kind to Teeth’ campaign launched

Food Active has launched a new Give Up Loving Pop early years campaign ‘Kind to Teeth’ to mark the start of this year’s National Smile Month and to help promote healthier drink choices for the under 5’s.  The campaign is aimed at

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New Resource: Food Active Position Statements

Food Active has published three new position statements on three of our key priorities; Childhood obesity, junk food marketing and sugar sweetened beverages. The position statements aim to frame the issue, both at a national and North West perspective, provide

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The sugar tax has arrived – but how did we get here?

Today on the Friday 6th April 2018, the sugar tax – officially called the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – comes into force in the UK. The day is a huge milestone for all involved in the campaigning efforts over the

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Rochdale Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Rochdale Public Health with the Healthy Heroes campaign are in the final stages of preparing for a three week GULP challenge across two primary schools within the area. This January, the Healthy Lifestyles team will visit the first St Luke’s

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Salford Prepares to Give Up Loving Pop!

Salford Public Health and CCG are in the final stage of preparing for a three week GULP challenge in St Patrick’s RC High School. This January, the GULP team delivered an assembly to year 8 students on the health harms

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“Coca-Cola Christmas truck is not welcome in Cumbria”

A local newspaper the Time and Star published an article last week titled “Coca-Cola Christmas truck told to stay away from Cumbria – and not come back” The article comes as the Director of Public Health at Cumbria County Council

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Food Active on BBC Radio 5Live Investigates: Energy Drinks

Last weekend, Director of Research at Food Active, Robin Ireland was interviewed for the BBC Radio 5Live Investigates programme on Energy Drinks. The programme coincided with the release of new research from FUSE (The Center of Translational Research in Public

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Food Active Blog: When the Coca-Cola truck comes to your town

Food Active has published a blog on the FUSE (Center for Transitional Research in Public Health) website, “When the Coca-Cola Truck comes to your town” The blog discusses the concerns around Coca-Cola’s Christmas promotion of high sugar drinks to children, the

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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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The Sugar Reduction Summit 2017

Yesterday Food Active attended the Sugar Reduction Summit, held in the Royal Society London. It was a chance to discuss the ongoing progress and efforts in sugar reduction nationally, including Public Health England’s sugar reduction programme and the role industry,

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