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Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

By Daniel Hunt, Freelance Consultant in Public Health Policy Given the sheer volume of junk food marketing and promotions we see associated with sport, it’s easy to forget that this type of food is fundamentally unhealthy. For example, at their heart, the energy...

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

How food companies are keeping unhealthy food in the spotlight during the pandemic This simple advice on advertising was oozed by (entirely fictional and utterly callous) advertising legend, Don Draper in Mad Men. While he wasn’t specifically advising brands on how to...

Coronavirus and the discussion of obesity

Coronavirus and the discussion of obesity

Sarah Le Broq, Director of Obesity UK, a charity supporting people living with obesity, blogs for us on the importance of language when discussing obesity and coronavirus. Obesity is a complex health condition. The UK Government’s Foresight Report published in 2007,...

The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

We are living through the worst public health crisis in a generation, the likes of which most of us in the UK will not have experienced before. The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on all aspects of our lives, not least the food and drinks we are eating. What...

Sweet or Sour? Are sugar reduction efforts working?

Sweet or Sour? Are sugar reduction efforts working?

By Mhairi Brown, Policy Coordinator, Action on Sugar It’s a new year, and a new decade to boot, and once again the UK has a new government in place, pledging to deliver where previous administrations have failed. Poor diet is now the leading risk factor for ill health...

2019 Election Manifesto Promises on Obesity

2019 Election Manifesto Promises on Obesity

By Jamie Hamilton, OHA Public Affairs group With less than three weeks to go until December 12th, the General Election is fast approaching. Over the past two weeks, Britain’s major political parties have been busy setting out their stalls and laying out their policy...