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Promoting Healthy Weight: National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, in collaboration with Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative (Champs) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) would like to invite you to our forthcoming event addressing the Healthy Weight Debate. When: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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#SharetheSugarBills

As Coca-Cola announce their Christmas Truck Tour, Health Equalities Group CEO, Robin Ireland, takes a closer look at the ‘Holidays Are Coming’ phenomenon. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is now in its twentieth year and has become a regular feature

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Blackpool Council challenges young people to stop drinking sugary drinks

Blackpool Council has echoed calls to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ as part of the war on childhood obesity. Town hall bosses have backed celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver, who has called on David Cameron to be ‘bold

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A taxing issue: A duty on sugary drinks will protect England’s health finds new research

New research published today finds that the introduction of a 20% duty on sugary drinks would have a major impact on the health of England’s population.

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Sugar-sweetened beverages: availability and purchasing behaviour within the school fringe

In the UK, over 61% of adults and 30% of children are obese; sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are acknowledged to be a contributor to this obesity epidemic due to their high sugar content and lack of nutritional value. This study from Food Active focussed on a secondary school in the North West of England, with the aim of evaluating a pupil’s exposure to, and opportunities to buy SSBs on their journeys to and from school and during the school day, along with their purchasing behaviours.

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Exploring the acceptability of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Evidence has suggested that placing a tax on sugary drinks could reduce consumption and reduce levels of obesity. Food Active, funded by the North West Directors of Public Health, commissioned a research report to explore the acceptability of a tax on sugary drinks.

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New campaign takes the fight to sugary drinks companies

A new campaign launched today takes the manufacturers of sugary drinks to task as Government data reveals the extent of overweight and obesity among children and young people.

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Coca Cola London Eye ‘Welcome Party’

Our colleagues at the Children’s Food Campaign have marked the recent start of Coca Cola’s sponsorship of the London Eye with a ‘welcoming party’, handing out over 500 toothbrushes to some of the first visitors to the re-branded tourist attraction.

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North West of England SSB Duty Research

SUGARY DRINKS: A DUTY TO PROTECT HEALTH NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTH WEST ENGLAND INDICATES THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A DUTY ON SUGARY DRINKS. As the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition today publishes its draft report Carbohydrates on Health

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Sugar-sweetened beverages: availability and purchasing

In the UK, over 61% of adults and 30% of children are obese; sugar-sweetened
beverages (SSBs) are acknowledged to be a contributor to this obesity epidemic due to
their high sugar content and lack of nutritional value.

Read More