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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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Sugar Awareness Week 2017

  Today marks the start of this years Sugar Awareness Week from Action on Sugar (30th October – 5th November), of which Food Active is an official partner. Excessive consumption of sugar is fueling the obesity epidemic. In the UK

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Sugar Taxes – what does the evidence say?

In the UK, adults consume 50g per day and children 100g per day of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) [1]. This dietary behaviour is contributing towards excessive energy and sugar intakes which are said to be fuelling the obesity epidemic, as well

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Knowsley GULP Campaign – Street Team Experience

Throughout April, I was delighted to represent Food Active as a member of the GULP Street Team. Knowsley Council commissioned Food Active to host roadshows at several locations within the borough. We visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Stockbridge Village,

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Energy Drinks + Exams = recipe for failure

As we move into exam season for millions of children and young people in the UK, the sales of energy drinks are likely to take a sharp rise. Next to the piles of revision notes commonly features an empty cans

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Blackpool Council launch GULP Campaign with Blackpool FC

Blackpool FC Community Trust have joined with Blackpool Council to launch the Gulp Campaign to all Year 4 children across Blackpool. The Gulp Campaign will last 21 days. With the help of the Fit2Go team, The Trust will be encouraging

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Sugar Tax Q&A

We answer your burning questions on the UK Sugary Drinks Industry Levy. What is a ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ and how will it work? The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is a new levy which was announced last spring

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Knowsley launch GULP roadshows across the borough

GULP, Healthy Knowsley and Knowsley Council have been hosting roadshows across the borough of Knowsley to encourage people to sign up to the GULP 21 Day Challenge starting on the 8th May. We have visited Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Halewood and

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Sefton launch Give Up Loving Pop

This month sees the launch of the Sefton GULP Campaign. Across Sefton, 24.7% of reception age children are overweight or obese, rising to 35.2% at year 6 and 69.7% of adults. And whilst dental health is better than some of

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Sugar Tax – the North West’s Contribution

On Wednesday, we were delighted to see the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) included in the Spring budget. The rates were not watered down which is fantastic – remaining at 18p and 24p, as originally thought. The tax will, however,

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