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Childhood obesity

Healthy Markets campaign
Sharon Bligh
Healthier Lives Director, The Consumer Goods Forum
Opinion
15 Oct 2020

A closer look at our Collaboration for Healthier Lives

Assessing the progress of the innovative collaboration that aims to drive behavioural change and positively impact consumer health.

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Childhood obesity

Woman going to the supermarket
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Reports
15 Oct 2020

Can supermarkets help turn the tide on obesity?

A report from one year of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives in the UK (CHL UK)

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Childhood obesity

Children's school dinner plate
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Reports
01 Oct 2020

Serving up children’s health

Opportunities and barriers in the school food system to prioritise nutritious food for our young people

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Childhood obesity

Child drinking from water fountain
Sean Miller
Founder, nonon
Opinion
29 Sep 2020

Young people’s response to healthier food on the go

Testing a new app concept to give young people affordable access to healthier food on the go.

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Childhood obesity

Kids fast food menu
Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
28 Sep 2020

Impact investing for social change with the new SMASH app

Impact investing can play a pivotal role in tackling health issues. Here's how we're investing to create systemic change that helps children eat healthier.

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COVID-19 Childhood obesity

Woman pushing pram next to cycle lane and road with traffic
Anna Garrod
Anna Garrod
Policy and Influencing Director
Policy
03 Aug 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services response

Our response to the House of Commons' Education Select Committee

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Childhood obesity

Shopping basket filled with products
Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
30 Jul 2020

Our part to play in the new National Food Strategy

Where children grow up is a big predictor of their chances of becoming overweight or obese. We think the strategy can go further to tackle childhood obesity.

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Childhood obesity

Notes written by children labelling different food groups
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Reports
12 Jun 2020

Hungry for change

Giving children a food system that works for them

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COVID-19 Childhood obesity

Mother and child walking down the street
Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
30 Apr 2020

Improving children’s access to nutritious food during COVID-19

How we’re adapting our programme to further increase children’s access to nutritious food during the pandemic.

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