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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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    • The lifestyle changes that can cut type 2 diabetes risk

      Nutrition

      The lifestyle changes that can cut type 2 diabetes risk

      Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 3.

      Source:

      bbc news

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    • Doctors call for sweet packets to have cigarette-style health warnings

      Nutrition

      Doctors call for sweet packets to have cigarette-style health warnings

      Doctors want to see health warnings on labels and a levy introduced on all sweets and confectionery along the lines of the sugar tax in a bid to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.

      Source:

      i news

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    • Childhood obesity in Australia: Cartoon characters on kids’ food packaging face heat; Top brands found to be unhealthy

      Nutrition

      Childhood obesity in Australia: Cartoon characters on kids’ food packaging face heat; Top brands found to be unhealthy

      A survey carried out by Obesity Policy Coalition has created quite a buzz, and there are many who want a ban on cartoon characters used on food packaging to lure kids.

      Source:

      international business times

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    • Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect

      Nutrition

      Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect

      ‘The main message is that these types of policies are going down the right track,’ says researcher.

      Source:

      cbc

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    • Soaring obesity could see millenials die at younger age than their parents

      Nutrition

      Soaring obesity could see millenials die at younger age than their parents

      Nearly three million 16- to 24-year-olds weigh too much – a million more than two decades ago.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • State Lawmakers Consider Taxing Soda, Sugary Drinks

      Sugar Tax

      State Lawmakers Consider Taxing Soda, Sugary Drinks

      The bill’s sponsor said the tax could help promote healthy alternatives while the opposition says it will hurt the economy.

      Source:

      cbs local

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    • ‘Traffic light’ food labels gain momentum across Europe

      Nutrition

      ‘Traffic light’ food labels gain momentum across Europe

      A UK scheme that labels pre-packed food in red, amber or green according to their level of healthiness was rejected by Mediterranean countries at EU level but is slowly gaining momentum across Europe.

      Source:

      euractiv

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    • Ocado Teams Up With ‘Pay As You Feel’ Cafes To Give Food Destined For The Bin To Charity

      Food Waste

      Ocado Teams Up With ‘Pay As You Feel’ Cafes To Give Food Destined For The Bin To Charity

      Around a third of the food the world produces each year is wasted.

      Source:

      huffington post uk

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    • IKEA Announces Aim To Cut Food Waste By 50%

      Food Waste

      IKEA Announces Aim To Cut Food Waste By 50%

      The IKEA initiative, Food is Precious, aims to cut food waste in its food operations by 50% by the end of its fiscal year 2020.

      Source:

      ciwm

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    • Obesity crackdown: NSW to bring in mandatory tests for overweight children

      Nutrition

      Obesity crackdown: NSW to bring in mandatory tests for overweight children

      Children will be weighed — and parents possibly put under tough scrutiny — any time they visit a hospital or health clinic, even a speech therapist, in a major new crackdown on obesity.

      Source:

      daily telegraph

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    • Child and teen obesity: Interventions have bigger impact on adolescents

      Nutrition

      Child and teen obesity: Interventions have bigger impact on adolescents

      A combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions appear to reduce weight more in children aged 12 to 17 than those aged six to 11, according to a two new Cochrane Reviews.

      Source:

      food nav

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    • Schools pave way to healthier teeth by going ‘water-only’

      Nutrition

      Schools pave way to healthier teeth by going ‘water-only’

      Two Auckland schools are taking a stand against rotten teeth by adopting ‘water-only’ policies.

      Source:

      stuff

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    • Here’s why experts say all kids ages 6 and up should be screened for obesity

      Nutrition

      Here’s why experts say all kids ages 6 and up should be screened for obesity

      With obesity still rising among certain groups of kids, a government panel is renewing its advice that all children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 be screened for obesity.

      Source:

      la times

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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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