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 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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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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Retailers contributing to obesity crisis

Banning fast food shops near schools “will not be enough” to tackle childhood obesity, according to academics at the University of Hertfordshire; retailers also have a major role to play in encouraging young people to make healthier food choices. Over

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Get ‘Sugar Smart’ this January!

A new campaign has been launched encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and take control of their children’s sugar intake.

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Get ready for Salt Awareness Week 2016

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) will be holding their 17th National Salt Awareness Week from 29th February – 6th March 2016, when they will be celebrating 20 years since the they first set out to reduce salt in

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