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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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    • Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

      Jamie

      Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

      The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • Diet Fizzy Drinks linked to weight gain

      Jamie

      Diet Fizzy Drinks linked to weight gain

      Consumers’ relationship with artificial sweeteners has soured in the past decade.

      Source:

      independent

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    • Foodbank Britain: Is Malnutrition The New Normal?

      Nutrition

      Foodbank Britain: Is Malnutrition The New Normal?

      The harsh reality is, that the combination of low income and a food system which makes unhealthy food more convenient, attractive and frequently cheaper than healthy food, is toxic for children’s health.

      Source:

      huffington post uk

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    • UK ‘sleepwalking’ into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say

      Jamie

      UK ‘sleepwalking’ into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say

      Study attacks complacency after years of stable food supplies and prices, saying lack of policy ‘suggests chaos unless redressed’.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Our Children’s Health Must Be Our National Priority

      Nutrition

      Our Children’s Health Must Be Our National Priority

      The state of children’s health in the UK, and in England in particular, should be a matter for profound concern and concerted action.

      Source:

      huffington post uk

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    • Mediterranean diets may reduce the risk of dementia up to 35%

      Nutrition

      Mediterranean diets may reduce the risk of dementia up to 35%

      Multiple studies have found that healthy eating habits, particularly the Mediterranean diet, which was originally developed to improve cardiovascular health, may now lower your risk of developing cognitive impairment up to 35%.

      Source:

      fox business

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    • Spanish kids eating too much ‘hidden’ salt in processed food

      Nutrition

      Spanish kids eating too much ‘hidden’ salt in processed food

      Some 85% of Spanish children eat too much salt making it the “hidden enemy” in their diets, according to research.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets

      Jamie

      We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets

      Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola.

      Source:

      washington post

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    • Edible insects can help solve hunger and improve nutrition in Sumatra

      Nutrition

      Edible insects can help solve hunger and improve nutrition in Sumatra

      Edible insects from Sumatra can provide a strategic solution for hunger problems and subsequent undernourishment due to their high essential fatty contents, researchers have concluded.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk

      Nutrition

      Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk

      Pregnant women who drink non-diet sodas during pregnancy are more likely to have kids who carry extra body fat by age 7, researchers say.

      Source:

      reuters

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    • Why are these countries the most obese? Walking is just one reason

      Nutrition

      Why are these countries the most obese? Walking is just one reason

      The world is in the middle of a major obesity epidemic, and current trends indicate that it’s only going to get worse.

      Source:

      cnn

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    • Secondary school loses challenge over McDonalds’ planning permission for ‘Drive Thru’

      Nutrition

      Secondary school loses challenge over McDonalds’ planning permission for ‘Drive Thru’

      School proceeded with case due to concerns the ‘pendulum of commerce may yet swing again’.

      Source:

      independent ie

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