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    • Ireland is in the grip of a child obesity epidemic, with 1 in 10 children obese…

      Jamie

      Ireland is in the grip of a child obesity epidemic, with 1 in 10 children obese…

      Below Kate Ryan, a food writer and founder of Flavour.

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    • Jamie’s Plan to Combat Childhood Obesity in London

      Jamie

      Jamie’s Plan to Combat Childhood Obesity in London

      MARKETING & ADVERTISING Transport for London has one of the world’s most valuable advertising estates.

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    • A Love Letter to London

      Jamie

      A Love Letter to London

      London, I love you.

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    • The Coke Truck vs the Tooth Fairies

      Jamie

      The Coke Truck vs the Tooth Fairies

      What are your thoughts on the Coca Cola Christmas tour?

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    • Oxford gets Smart on Sugar!

      Jamie

      Oxford gets Smart on Sugar!

      Oxford United FC Saturday’s kick off at home to Northampton wouldn’t be the kind of place where you’d expect to see a new health campaign launching.

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    • Sugar Smart One Year On

      Jamie

      Sugar Smart One Year On

      Last year, Bristol committed to becoming ‘Sugar Smart’.

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    • FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF FOOD EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS FINDS HUGE DISPARITY IN STANDARDS

      Jamie

      FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF FOOD EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS FINDS HUGE DISPARITY IN STANDARDS

      Today, the AKO Foundation together with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation reveal the results of the first comprehensive review of food education in English schools.

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    • Why Pesto May Be Packing A Salty Punch On Your Plate

      Jamie

      Why Pesto May Be Packing A Salty Punch On Your Plate

      Queen Mary University have completed a survey, looking at the salt content of pestos, and have written an article summarising their findings.

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    • VOTE FOR BETTER ADVERTISING!

      Jamie

      VOTE FOR BETTER ADVERTISING!

      Welsh MP Chris Bryant has won the House of Commons Ballot to bring forward his own bill and the chance to make a brand new LAW.

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    • We’ve saved school meals – AGAIN!

      School Meals

      We’ve saved school meals – AGAIN!

      I’m so proud of the parents, teachers, children, voters, and, the politicians unwilling to walk the line who’ve come together to save school lunches.

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    • Theresa May: SAVE FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES!

      Jamie

      Theresa May: SAVE FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES!

      Please join our call to protect our children and keep universal free school lunches.

      Source:

      change.org

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    • She will regret it

      Nutrition

      She will regret it

      As you may have seen last week, Theresa May launched her Conservative Manifesto which said that, if elected, she will remove free school lunches from millions of primary children.

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    • Banning junk food ads targetting kids is what every parent wants!

      Jamie

      Banning junk food ads targetting kids is what every parent wants!

      Today, the Liberal Democrat party announced that, if elected, it would develop a strategy to tackle childhood obesity.

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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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