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How the KP cricket sponsorship debacle highlights the need for system leadership across the board

Authored by Matthew Ashton, Lead Director of Public Health, Food Active and Matthew Philpott, Executive Director, Health Equalities Group.   Last week it was announced that KP will be sponsoring The Hundred cricket tournament which is due to start next

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New research from Food Active and the UK Health Forum shows unhealthy food and drink options dominate choices at non-food retail environments

Timely new research undertaken by public health charities Food Active and the UK Health Forum has revealed the extent of sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and biscuits across non-food retail outlets, with two fifths (41%) of non-food retailers also engaged in

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Department of Health Visit to Food Active

On Monday 19th September 2016 Food Active hosted a visit from Department of Health at Food Active in Liverpool. Interested in finding out what is happening to tackle obesity at a local level, Emma Reed and Sharon Egan from DH

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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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Supermarket price promotions nudge consumers toward unhealthy food and drink

New research finds supermarkets have more promotions on less healthy food and drink, Which? says retailers must play their part in the fight against obesity. Which? analysed data collected by mySupermarket on the number of promotions across the major supermarkets

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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 Reports

Take a look at some of the various projects and activities we are involved in every year in our series of Annual Reports.      

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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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Parents feel banning junk food ads could cut childhood obesity

>Over 30,000 people sign petition to ban junk food adverts before 9pm watershed.< New statistics show the majority of UK parents believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

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