How Do We Talk About Ultra Processed Food in Policy?

How Do We Talk About Ultra Processed Food in Policy?

What we eat is determined by the food around us. Health experts, campaigners and researchers agree – we need a food system change. The term ‘Ultra Processed Foods’ has captured public, media and political attention: the Obesity Health Alliance welcome the...
Healthy Early Years Diets: Achieving the Best Start in Life

Healthy Early Years Diets: Achieving the Best Start in Life

The Obesity Health Alliance has a new joint position statement (together with First Steps Nutrition Trust), ‘Healthy Early Years Diets: Achieving the Best Start in Life’ which outlines the next steps the government can take, to create healthier food environments and...
Holding us back: tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink

Holding us back: tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink

More needs to be done to tackle the unhealthy products driving nearly half a million people out of work. Our new Holding Us Back report released by a coalition of health charities has laid bare the £31bn productivity cost to the economy from alcohol, tobacco and...
Recipe for Change – Time for a new industry levy

Recipe for Change – Time for a new industry levy

Recipe for Change is a campaign calling for a new industry levy to help make our food healthier, while raising revenue that can be invested back into children’s health.  Recipe for Change is coalition of organisations led by Sustain, The Food Foundation and Obesity...
OHA Responds to the National Child Measurement Programme 2022-23

OHA Responds to the National Child Measurement Programme 2022-23

NHS Digital has presented findings from the Government’s National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2022/23 school year.  It covers children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in...
Voters Feel Let Down by Lack of Action on Childhood Obesity

Voters Feel Let Down by Lack of Action on Childhood Obesity

8 out of 10 UK adults support the Government banning advertising of unhealthy food on TV (79%) and online (81%) to kids 68% of UK adults would support an industry levy being extended beyond soft drinks if the money supported children’s food and health initiatives The...