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Childhood Obesity: An Opportunity Missed

Today (18th August 2016) has seen the release of the much anticipated Childhood Obesity Strategy, an opportunity for the Government to make a powerful commitment to improving the health of millions of children and families across the UK, both now

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Food Active Event: The Marketing of Junk Food to Children (July 15th 2016)

On Friday 15th July, supported by Lancashire County Council, Association of Directors of Public Health (NW) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (NW), Food Active held an event ahead of the  CAP Consultation on restricting advertising of unhealthy

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Facebook used to market junk food to children

Food and drink manufacturers are switching their focus  from traditional to online media to promote unhealthy products to children and young people, an Irish report has found. New research published by the Irish Heart Foundations Who’s feeding the kids online reveals that

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Food Active Annual Report: 2015 / 2016

This year has been another eventful year for Food Active with significant successes including the welcome announcement from the Chancellor regarding a sugary drinks levy, Blackpool Council adopting the Food Active Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight and the delivery of

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Parliamentary debate on sugary drinks

We are very pleased to see that the Petitions Committee have agreed to hold a Parliamentary Debate on a Sugary Drinks Duty on Monday 30th November, 4.30pm-7.30pm in Westminster Hall. This is a result of Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush documentary and the petition from the Children’s Food Campaign, which now has over 150,000 signatures.

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Food Active’s Gulp campaign featured in new ‘Soda Politics’ book

At Food Active we are proud to say that our Give Up Loving Pop campaign has made its way into the pages of a new book from renowned food writer and Professor of Nutrition, Marion Nestle.

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Would you like to bring That Sugar Film to your area?

As part of our ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the health harms associated with sugar consumption, Give Up Loving Pop & Food Active are offering you the chance to host That Sugar Film in your local area including a talk from the Food Active team.

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EVENT: Obesity in the North West: Current challenges and future opportunities

This half-day meeting of the Association for the Study of Obesity (North West Regional Group) and Food Active takes place from 9.30am-12.30pm on Friday 4th December at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

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Major new report confirms the need for a ‘sugar tax’

Yesterday saw the unexpected release of Public Health England’s report ‘Sugar Reduction: the Evidence for Action’. The report sets out a range of tough policies that need to be taken reduce the consumption of sugary foods and drinks that are

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That Sugar Film

Food Active is proud to present a special, invitation only, film screening of That Sugar Film for pupils from Merseyside Secondary Schools at 11am on Thursday 22nd October at the Odeon, Liverpool One.

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