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Football coaches in Lancashire help children #GiveUpLovingPop

Results from the Give Up Loving Pop programme evaluation demonstrate effectiveness of community sports coaches delivering sugary drinks education to children. This summer, community coaches from three professional football clubs in North West England delivered a four-part sugary drinks education

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Food Active responds to Science and Technology Committee Energy Drinks report

Last week, in a report produced by the Science and Technology Committee, the Government was advised that there is not enough quantitative evidence to support a statutory ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The report comes just

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Five things to know about why we need a ban on energy drinks to children

Yesterday we submitted our response to the Department of Health And Social Care’s consultation to end the sale of energy drinks to children in England. The consultation was launched back in August, and after 12 long weeks of collecting views

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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas Truck Tour by over a third

Coca Cola have announced this year’s tour dates for the Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour – a timely announcement indeed, coinciding with Food Active Conference in Manchester, discussing the importance tackling obesity in pre-school children. We have long opposed the

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Blackpool Fresher’s encouraged to #GiveUpLovingPop

Blackpool Council’s Public Health Team hosted a GULP stand at this year’s Freshers Welcome Event, to encourage new students to #GiveUpLovingPop. Blackpool and Fylde College approached the Council’s Public Health Team to ask if they wanted to promote some of

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Guest Blog: The ‘sugar tax’ should be extended to artificial sweeteners – otherwise #BritainsFatFight will fail

Rob Percival is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association. He leads the Out to Lunch campaign, which is working with the UK’s most popular restaurant chains and visitor attractions to make healthy and sustainable food available to families.

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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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