Position Statement: Healthy Start

Position Statement: Healthy Start

We have published our latest postion statement, which explores the Healthy Start scheme which is currently operating across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our position statements aim to frame the issue, provide a brief review of the evidence, initiatives or regulations currently in place to tackle the issue and our position/action on the matter. Follow the button below to view and download our latest statement.

We have also recently published a guest blog from Better Start Blackpool which is referenced in the position statement, to share more detail about their campaign to increase uptake of the scheme. The campaign led to a 10% increase in uptake in just a 12-month period. To find out more, follow the link below.

We have a number of position statements available to view and download, including:

  • Local powers to promote healthier weight
  • Sustainable diets
  • Price and placement promotions
  • School packed lunches
  • Children living in food poverty
  • The benefits of drinking water
  • Outdoor advertising of less healthy food and drink
  • Takeaways and healthy weight
  • Active travel and healthy weight
  • Healthier vending
  • Energy drinks
  • Health harms of high street giveaways
  • Food as a safeguarding issue
  • Healthy weight in the early years
  • Healthy weight in pregnancy
  • Healthy weight in preconception
  • Healthy weight and Covid-19
  • Weight stigma
  • Sugar sweetened beverages
  • Junk food marketing to children
  • Childhood obesity

You can access these at the following link: https://foodactive.org.uk/category/position-statement/

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