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...
A Healthy Weight Manifesto for the 2019 General Election

A Healthy Weight Manifesto for the 2019 General Election

Brexit aside, health is shaping up to be the big battle-ground on which this general election will be lost or won. The future sustainability of our country depends on having a strong and healthy population. In order for every child to have the opportunity to grow up...