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    • Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?

      Nutrition

      Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?

      There are now 56,638 fast food shops in England, occupying more than a quarter of all food outlets.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Large rise in takeaway shops highlights dominance of fast food in deprived areas

      Nutrition

      Large rise in takeaway shops highlights dominance of fast food in deprived areas

      New data shows number of fast food outlets in England has increased by 4,000 since 2014, sparking fears that councils are losing battle to limit obesity levels.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Half of children needing summer food bank support are in primary school

      Nutrition

      Half of children needing summer food bank support are in primary school

      Under-fours made up 27% of the children receiving emergency food supplies last July and August, Trussell Trust research shows.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

      Nutrition

      Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

      As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • Liam Fox ‘open’ to importing US chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

      Ethical Buying

      Liam Fox ‘open’ to importing US chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

      The International Trade Secretary is stateside for talks on a trade deal post-Brexit and is reportedly ready to meet a key demand.

      Source:

      sky news

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    • Four new food products that are disrupting traditional supply chains

      Food System

      Four new food products that are disrupting traditional supply chains

      With our planet’s growing population, rapidly decreasing land availability and increasingly unpredictable climate, we need to take a closer look at how we feed ourselves.

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    • Chocolate milk booted off the menu at SF school cafeterias

      Nutrition

      Chocolate milk booted off the menu at SF school cafeterias

      For years, legislators and school leaders have been purging sugary items from lunch menus and school vending machines, but most students can still get their hands on one sweet treat, chocolate milk.

      Source:

      san francisco chronicle

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    • Vimto maker’s brands won’t trigger sugar tax after focus on new recipes

      Sugar Tax

      Vimto maker’s brands won’t trigger sugar tax after focus on new recipes

      Nichols won’t see its brands hit by the sugar tax after changing recipes and focusing on healthier versions.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Fresh produce makes up just 7.2% of Britain’s weekly shop

      Nutrition

      Fresh produce makes up just 7.2% of Britain’s weekly shop

      The amount spent on fruit and veg is tiny when considered against official recommendations that our diet consist of 20 per cent of such food.

      Source:

      daily mail

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    • Sugar tax and ban on fast-food outlets near schools?

      Nutrition

      Sugar tax and ban on fast-food outlets near schools?

      Introducing a sugar tax and moving fast-food outlets away from schools form part of the States’ plans to tackle obesity in Jersey.

      Source:

      jersey evening post

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    • Cut sugar in dairy and fruit juice, PHE urges suppliers

      Nutrition

      Cut sugar in dairy and fruit juice, PHE urges suppliers

      Public Health England this week urged dairy and fruit juice companies to agree to slash levels of sugar.

      Source:

      the grocer

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    • England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

      Nutrition

      England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

      Obesity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese.

      Source:

      telegraph

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    • How the world’s most successful rehab is using food to make a difference

      Jamie

      How the world’s most successful rehab is using food to make a difference

      By the east coast of Italy, near Rimini, there’s a small community called San Patrignano which aims to help people who are addicted to drugs.

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    • Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it — and many of them are unaware

      Jamie

      Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it — and many of them are unaware

      A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more than 30 million Americans have the disease.

      Source:

      la times

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