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    • Researchers find strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

      Jamie

      Researchers find strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

      Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

      Source:

      Medical News Today

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    • Industry is counting on Trump to back off rules that tell you what’s in your food

      Jamie

      Industry is counting on Trump to back off rules that tell you what’s in your food

      Update: On April 27, the FDA filed notice that it will, in fact, delay the menu-labeling deadline and accept new comments on the rule from industry groups and other stakeholders.

      Source:

      Washington Post

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    • Intrepid couple attack the root cause of child obesity

      Food Education

      Intrepid couple attack the root cause of child obesity

      A Sydney couple dedicated to fighting childhood obesity visited Broome last week to spread a very simple message — eat proper food.

      Source:

      the west australian

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    • Colder or warmer offices could cut rates of diabetes and obesity

      Nutrition

      Colder or warmer offices could cut rates of diabetes and obesity

      A fluctuating temperature may be better for our health than the ‘comfort zone’ of about 21 degrees Celsius.

      Source:

      independent

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    • Secret supper club tackling food wastage in Sheffield

      Food Waste

      Secret supper club tackling food wastage in Sheffield

      Tonight a group of diners will tuck in to a meal in a secret Sheffield location – and with a secret menu made entirely from surplus food.

      Source:

      sheffield telegraph

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    • Ensure your child plays: Obese kids are at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes

      Nutrition

      Ensure your child plays: Obese kids are at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes

      A study found children with higher BMI were found to have far greater risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those with normal weight.

      Source:

      hindustan times

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    • Diabetes in Asia: Food and nutrition industry action an economic and social imperative

      Nutrition

      Diabetes in Asia: Food and nutrition industry action an economic and social imperative

      Asia’s food and nutrition companies risk turning their backs on a vast potential market if they fail to innovate and reformulate to provide products to help fight the war on diabetes.

      Source:

      food navigator asia

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    • Two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese, UN finds

      Nutrition

      Two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese, UN finds

      Study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Another win for the sugary drinks tax!

      Jamie

      Another win for the sugary drinks tax!

      Today is a day we’ll never forget.

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    • Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

      Nutrition

      Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

      Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

      Source:

      the new york times

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    • Putting an end to soft drink in Australian hospitals

      Nutrition

      Putting an end to soft drink in Australian hospitals

      In an effort to tackle obesity and dental problems, a growing number of Australian hospitals are restricting sugar-sweetened beverages such as Coke and Pepsi that health experts say have no nutritional value, just a whole lot of sugar.

      Source:

      Good Food Australia

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    • Obesity ‘causes more deaths than smoking’

      Nutrition

      Obesity ‘causes more deaths than smoking’

      Obesity is now the top cause of preventable life-years lost.

      Source:

      the scotsman

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    • Action urged on school holiday hunger

      Nutrition

      Action urged on school holiday hunger

      Going hungry in the school holidays is a growing problem for up to three million UK children, MPs and peers say.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • End the sugar-coating

      Nutrition

      End the sugar-coating

      Currently in Australia added sugar isn’t required to be labelled so we have no clear way of knowing how much is in the food we’re eating.

      Source:

      choice

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