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    • One Year On From The Childhood Obesity Plan: Where Are We Now?

      Nutrition

      One Year On From The Childhood Obesity Plan: Where Are We Now?

      Delayed by several months and downgraded from a strategy to a plan, this document outlined the cross Government approach to significantly reducing levels of childhood obesity.

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      huffington post

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    • Pizzas and ready meals set to shrink in Government war on obesity

      Nutrition

      Pizzas and ready meals set to shrink in Government war on obesity

      Supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways will be asked to shrink thousands of products or find other ways to cut their calorie content as part of a Government crackdown on junk foods.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste

      Food Waste

      How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste

      Supermarkets selling out-of-date produce and apps that identify food at risk of being binned are part of an ambitious plan to slash the nation’s food waste.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Women who regularly eat junk food increase their risk of cancer by ten per cent

      Nutrition

      Women who regularly eat junk food increase their risk of cancer by ten per cent

      A new study in the US found that weight management alone does not protect against obesity-related cancers alone.

      Source:

      mirror

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    • How technology is making us more efficient at growing food

      Food System

      How technology is making us more efficient at growing food

      Growing food is about much more than putting a meal on a plate.

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    • From burgers to breaded mackerel: how Croydon is fighting the fat

      Nutrition

      From burgers to breaded mackerel: how Croydon is fighting the fat

      On one of London’s unhealthiest high streets one in four children is obese, but now the council has stepped in.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Trussell Trust wants food bank plan to tackle ‘crisis’

      Nutrition

      Trussell Trust wants food bank plan to tackle ‘crisis’

      Wales has “unique problems” related to poverty and is “vulnerable” to a growing reliance on food banks, a charity’s director has warned.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • ‘Fat but fit’ still has higher risk of heart disease, study confirms

      Nutrition

      ‘Fat but fit’ still has higher risk of heart disease, study confirms

      The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy – if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal – is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed.

      Source:

      cnn

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    • Type 2 diabetes rise in children ‘disturbing’

      Nutrition

      Type 2 diabetes rise in children ‘disturbing’

      More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a “hugely disturbing trend”, local councils are warning.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • We Don’t Need to Double Food Production by 2050

      Environment

      We Don’t Need to Double Food Production by 2050

      A team of researchers from major American land-grant universities recently published a study in BioScience challenging the familiar assertion that “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.

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      food tank

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    • Clearer food labelling on the cards with new whole grain food definition

      Nutrition

      Clearer food labelling on the cards with new whole grain food definition

      An academia-industry collaboration has agreed on a definition that makes the whole grain content in foods clearer in its labelling, with the aim of providing clarity for consumers and manufacturers.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Jamie Oliver furious after Theresa May ‘quietly dumped’ healthy eating strategy

      Nutrition

      Jamie Oliver furious after Theresa May ‘quietly dumped’ healthy eating strategy

      Jamie Oliver today launched a stinging attack on Theresa May’s record on tackling childhood obesity.

      Source:

      evening standard

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    • Sweet multi-buys trigger sugar warning

      Nutrition

      Sweet multi-buys trigger sugar warning

      Scots buy junk food containing 110 tonnes of sugar a day on special offer deals, Cancer Research UK has said.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • France enforces ban on unlimited fizzy drinks in crackdown on obesity

      Nutrition

      France enforces ban on unlimited fizzy drinks in crackdown on obesity

      Restaurants in France face prosecution starting today if they offer unlimited soda drinks to customers in the latest Gallic crackdown on obesity.

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      telegraph

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    The UK now joins Mexico, France and South Africa in implementing a tax on sugary drinks. In the UK, this will generate half a billion pounds that will go straight into schools, invested into sports and breakfast clubs. Jamie has welcomed the news about a levy on sugary drinks in the UK, but believes that this is only one part of a multi-layered solution to a complex obesity problem and hopes that this will be addressed in the UK Government’s childhood obesity strategy, due to be released in summer 2016. Read the answers to your questions on the sugary drinks tax here.

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