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    • Move over obesity, the new problem is ‘overfat’

      Nutrition

      Move over obesity, the new problem is ‘overfat’

      ‘Overfat’ refers to having sufficient excess body fat to impair health.

      Source:

      the sydney morning herald

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    • America’s $200 billion obesity problem by state and age group

      Nutrition

      America’s $200 billion obesity problem by state and age group

      The United States is one of the most overweight nations in the world.

      Source:

      yahoo finance

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    • Sugar industry ‘powerful force to be reckoned with’

      Nutrition

      Sugar industry ‘powerful force to be reckoned with’

      A researcher involved with an eye-opening new study on the presence of added sugar in tens of thousands of food products, including many marketed as ‘healthy,’ says industry is a force to be reckoned with as new regulations are developed.

      Source:

      cbc news

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    • Here’s the real recipe for healthy eating: a big fat serving of education

      Nutrition

      Here’s the real recipe for healthy eating: a big fat serving of education

      Parents shape our attitudes to food in ways that we are not even conscious of.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Campaigners call on EU to halve food waste by 2030

      Food Waste

      Campaigners call on EU to halve food waste by 2030

      The initiative, which would apply to the UK if passed, would wipe out 44m tonnes of food waste every year.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Parents should enforce ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity, says expert

      Nutrition

      Parents should enforce ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity, says expert

      Children who will grow up to be overweight are eating more every mealtime.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Food waste victory as companies pledge to double redistribution

      Food Waste

      Food waste victory as companies pledge to double redistribution

      Dozens of food and drink companies have pledged to double the amount of food waste they send for redistribution, in a major victory for The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not Campaign.

      Source:

      the grocer

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    • Hot meals to stop children going hungry in the school holidays

      Nutrition

      Hot meals to stop children going hungry in the school holidays

      Thousands of London children who go hungry over the school holidays will benefit from a new £1 million fund to tackle the growing problem.

      Source:

      evening standard

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    • Ministers confirm sugar tax will be ringfenced for school sports

      Nutrition

      Ministers confirm sugar tax will be ringfenced for school sports

      The government has plans to double the value of the primary PE and sports premium to £320 million from September by using some of the funds from the new tax.

      Source:

      schools week

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    • Report card on school food in Maryland: Lots of C’s, one A, two B’s

      Nutrition

      Report card on school food in Maryland: Lots of C’s, one A, two B’s

      A new report card on school food in Maryland gave top marks to just one of the state’s school systems — in Howard County — while most others received middling grades.

      Source:

      the washington post

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    • ‘More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children’ carried out every day

      Nutrition

      ‘More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children’ carried out every day

      Experts blame the large amounts of sugar children are eating.

      Source:

      itv news

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    • Co-op to remove sweets from checkouts in battle against childhood obesity

      Nutrition

      Co-op to remove sweets from checkouts in battle against childhood obesity

      Sweets with packaging aimed at children will be removed, and replaced with healthier options.

      Source:

      coventry telegraph

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    • #DontTaxHealthy wants to incentivise healthy food by cutting VAT to 5 per cent

      Nutrition

      #DontTaxHealthy wants to incentivise healthy food by cutting VAT to 5 per cent

      A new group wants to decrease the cost of obesity on the UK economy by cutting VAT on healthy options instead of punishing consumers with a “sugar tax”.

      Source:

      city am

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    • Paving the road from farm to market

      Environment

      Paving the road from farm to market

      The newly launched #HealthyNotHungry campaign sees improving supply chains that connect farmers to markets as an important step in achieving Zero Hunger.

      Source:

      World Food Programme

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