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    • Nutrient density on food labels could boost healthy choices

      Nutrition

      Nutrient density on food labels could boost healthy choices

      Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Soaring numbers of Scots have diabetes

      Nutrition

      Soaring numbers of Scots have diabetes

      Health experts are calling for tough new measures to combat obesity in deprived communities as the number of Scots suffering from diabetes has soared to nearly 292,000.

      Source:

      herald scotland

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    • Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit’s global shortage

      Nutrition

      Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit’s global shortage

      Supermarket will offer egg-sized versions for only a few weeks after buying 10,000 boxes of undersized crop from South Africa.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Families could get money off their shopping bills if they hit weekly exercise targets under radical NHS proposals to tackle obesity

      Nutrition

      Families could get money off their shopping bills if they hit weekly exercise targets under radical NHS proposals to tackle obesity

      Money off weekly food shops, free bikes and outdoor public gyms are all plans being discussed.

      Source:

      daily mail

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    • Bottled water sales outstrip cola for the first time

      Nutrition

      Bottled water sales outstrip cola for the first time

      Sales of bottled water have exceeded those of cola for the first time as warnings about the dangers of sugar begin to hit home, new research has shown.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Childhood obesity strategy one year on: has it whipped brands into shape?

      Nutrition

      Childhood obesity strategy one year on: has it whipped brands into shape?

      It’s a year since the government’s long-awaited childhood obesity strategy was announced to harsh criticism from industry, health campaigners and everyone in between – but what has changed in the last 12 months?

      Source:

      campaign

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    • Reducing Food Waste in Creative Ways Could Help the World’s Hunger Problem

      Food Waste

      Reducing Food Waste in Creative Ways Could Help the World’s Hunger Problem

      Globally, about a third of all food production is wasted, while nearly 795 million people worldwide go hungry.

      Source:

      futurism

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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.

      Source:

      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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