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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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    • 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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    • We Can’t Ignore Obesity When The Going Gets Tough Politically

      Nutrition

      We Can’t Ignore Obesity When The Going Gets Tough Politically

      As we emerge from yet another election to face yet more political turmoil, with no Government majority, no clear plan for Brexit and the country seemingly more divided than ever, we could almost be forgiven for neglecting the top threat to the health of children in the UK today – their expanding waistlines.

      Source:

      huffington post uk

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    • Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap free school lunches

      School Meals

      Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap free school lunches

      The Conservatives will abandon plans to scrap free school meals in favour of free breakfasts.

      Source:

      i news

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    • Theresa May U-turns on scrapping free primary school meals

      Nutrition

      Theresa May U-turns on scrapping free primary school meals

      The flagship manifesto commitment will not be in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech, as the Prime Minister battles to keep her government afloat.

      Source:

      independent

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    • Theresa May’s plans to axe free school meals ditched from Queen’s speech

      Nutrition

      Theresa May’s plans to axe free school meals ditched from Queen’s speech

      Theresa May’s plan to axe universal free school meals for four- to seven-year-olds has been dumped from the Queen’s Speech.

      Source:

      evening standard

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    • Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

      Nutrition

      Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

      Health officials have named and shamed what they say are the most sugary breakfast cereals.

      Source:

      bbc news

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    • Free school meals ‘help in fight against obesity’

      Nutrition

      Free school meals ‘help in fight against obesity’

      Obesity levels in children continued to be a “disaster”, but the opportunity to improve their nutritional needs through free school meals remained huge.

      Source:

      food manufacture

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    • Kids to get vouchers toward cost of sports in battle against childhood obesity

      Nutrition

      Kids to get vouchers toward cost of sports in battle against childhood obesity

      Children will be given vouchers towards the cost of sports under an ambitious state government plan to combat childhood obesity.

      Source:

      daily telegraph au

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    • Delivering Summer Meals to Rural, Low-Income Kids with Retired School Buses

      Nutrition

      Delivering Summer Meals to Rural, Low-Income Kids with Retired School Buses

      The Lunch Express aims to feed kids and families during summer break in a region where one in four children lives at or below the poverty line.

      Source:

      civil eats

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    • Stroke in young Canadians is on the rise, Heart & Stroke warns. Here’s why

      Nutrition

      Stroke in young Canadians is on the rise, Heart & Stroke warns. Here’s why

      More young Canadians are having strokes, according to a new Heart & Stroke report that’s warning that stroke rates in younger adults are rising faster than seniors.

      Source:

      global news

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