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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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    • Children who take antibiotics often more likely to become obese

      Nutrition

      Children who take antibiotics often more likely to become obese

      Irish study also finds correlation between Caesarean births and increased obesity risk.

      Source:

      irish times

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    • Spotlight on Childhood Obesity Highlights Need to Address ‘Health Equity’

      Nutrition

      Spotlight on Childhood Obesity Highlights Need to Address ‘Health Equity’

      San Diego will become the national focal point on childhood obesity next week.

      Source:

      times of san diego

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    • We abandon free school lunches at our peril

      Nutrition

      We abandon free school lunches at our peril

      Free school meals are not just about providing basic nutrition – though too many children are relying on them for that reason – they are also a vital step in learning about food and wellbeing.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Election 2017: Conservatives’ free school breakfast pledge ‘costed at just 7p per meal’

      Nutrition

      Election 2017: Conservatives’ free school breakfast pledge ‘costed at just 7p per meal’

      The party pledged £60m for free school breakfasts in their election manifesto – but experts say a more realistic budget would be £400m

      Source:

      the independent

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    • Almost one million families to be hit by Theresa May’s plan to end free school lunches, think tank warns

      Nutrition

      Almost one million families to be hit by Theresa May’s plan to end free school lunches, think tank warns

      The Prime Minister has been branded “the lunch snatcher” over plans that the Education Policy Institute claims could cost hard-working families up to £440 a year.

      Source:

      the independent

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    • How food can improve your mental health

      Nutrition

      How food can improve your mental health

      Approximately one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year in England.

      Source:

      bbc news

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    • Garden Project in Schools Linked to Lower BMI in Kids

      Nutrition

      Garden Project in Schools Linked to Lower BMI in Kids

      An intensive approach to nutrition education is associated with a promising shift in measures of overweight and obesity.

      Source:

      medscape

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    • Strong And Stable Kids Need Feeding!

      Jamie

      Strong And Stable Kids Need Feeding!

      Theresa May and her government have decided to remove free school lunches from millions of primary children.

      Source:

      The huffington post UK

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    • Michelle Obama savages Trump administration for gutting her legacy

      Nutrition

      Michelle Obama savages Trump administration for gutting her legacy

      Former first lady attacks administration’s reversal of regulations to help improve school lunches – ‘Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap’.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Less than 1% of surplus food from farms and manufacturers used to feed hungry

      Food Waste

      Less than 1% of surplus food from farms and manufacturers used to feed hungry

      A tiny proportion of excess food is being sent to charities and is instead ending up in landfill or left to rot, figures show.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Mediterranean-style diet ‘can cut risk of obesity by a half’

      Nutrition

      Mediterranean-style diet ‘can cut risk of obesity by a half’

      The research on 16,000 people found a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil cut the chance of becoming dangerously overweight by 43 per cent.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • A healthy diet is cheaper, but we’re still spending big on junk foods

      Nutrition

      A healthy diet is cheaper, but we’re still spending big on junk foods

      Australians are spending more than half of their food budget on junk foods, despite a healthier diet being more affordable.

      Source:

      the Sydney morning herald

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    • Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

      Nutrition

      Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

      School food campaigner Jamie Oliver has labelled Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants “a disgrace”.

      Source:

      bbc

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