Health Equalities Group
Health Equalities Group (HEG) is a social enterprise that delivers practical, evidence-based, programmes and interventions that see
HEG take approaches to build stronger communities:
- By influencing policy at both local and national level, this involves working closely with local authorities on their health and wellbeing agendas and trying to influence their action to benefit the needs of the community.
- By working at a community level, with individuals and alongside other third sector organisations to improve the health of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.
For news, information, project and partner updates follow @HealthEqualGrp on Twitter.
Food Active is a collaborative healthy weight programme focussing on population-level interventions which takes steps to address the social, environmental and legislative factors that affect people’s ability to change their behaviour in relation to food, nutrition and physical activity.
With over 60% of adults and 30% of children in England considered obese, Food Active aims to reduce this number and have a positive and lasting impact on population-level obesity.
Follow @food_active on Twitter for more information.
#GiveUpLovingPop or GULP! is a campaign from Food Active which aims to raise awareness of the health harms associated with the over-consumption of sugary drinks and lift the lid on the devious marketing practices of the food & drink industry.
While many people are aware of the negative impact that sugary drinks have on teeth, fewer are aware of the link between sugary drinks consumption and weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Aimed at teenagers and young families, the GULP message is clear – cut down on sugary drinks to help to avoid disease and disability, now and in the future.