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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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BMJ Editorial: Happy corporate holidays

Food Active are delighted to be published in today’s BMJ. Please find the press release below.   Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned, say public health experts Coca-Cola’s “Happy Holidays” truck tour should be banned, given the growing evidence

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Our letter about “Happy Holidays”

See our letter on “Happy Holiday”. We are objecting to Coca-Cola hijacking the Christmas message. Please show your support by signing our letter! letter-to-alastair-machray-7-12-16

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WHO call for a sugar tax

Whilst there is no one single solution in curbing the rising prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), there is a growing body of evidence to suggest fiscal measures are useful tools in tackling current public

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Response to Government Soft Drinks Industry Levy consultation

We all know that sugary drinks are a key catalyst in rising obesity levels across the country, with a particular concern surrounding their role in the development of childhood obesity – many soft drinks contain more sugar than a child’s

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Tax the Can and help people Give Up Loving Pop!

Members of the GULP team and Children’s Food Campaign handed out toothbrushes at the Labour Party Conference last month to remind delegates about the health harms associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks and the need to “Tax the Can”

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Give Councils Powers to Ban Junk Food Advertising near Schools and Nurseries

Powers to ban junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres should be given to councils in a bid to beat the childhood obesity crisis, say town halls. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils

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