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    • How innovation is solving the food waste crisis

      Food Waste

      How innovation is solving the food waste crisis

      Each mouthful of food we eat has its own story.

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    • Waitrose launches consumer campaign to reduce food waste

      Food Waste

      Waitrose launches consumer campaign to reduce food waste

      The Waitrose Weekend magazine has committed to a regular section on preventing food waste as part of its Live Wise campaign.

      Source:

      the grocer

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    • What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide

      Nutrition

      What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide

      Canada’s new food guide will likely emphasize vegetables and other plant-based foods, a move nutrition experts are cheering.

      Source:

      global news

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    • More than 6600 Kiwi kids admitted to hospital with rotten teeth in one year

      Nutrition

      More than 6600 Kiwi kids admitted to hospital with rotten teeth in one year

      More than 6600 children under 12 wound up in hospital in the 2015-16 year to have one or more rotten teeth pulled under general anaesthetic.

      Source:

      stuff nz

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    • New Zealand food policies need to change to tackle obesity

      Nutrition

      New Zealand food policies need to change to tackle obesity

      New Zealand’s food policies need major improvement in order to see any change to the country’s obesity epidemic, a new report says.

      Source:

      nz herald

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    • How culinary storytelling is set to spark a pacific island food revolution

      Nutrition

      How culinary storytelling is set to spark a pacific island food revolution

      Chef Robert Oliver and development strategist Elizabeth Powell joined forces around 18 months ago to investigate ways to put food at the heart of discussions to solve the health crisis, an endemic which is very close to both of their hearts.

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    • Fast food England: does putting a cap on takeaways improve people’s health?

      Nutrition

      Fast food England: does putting a cap on takeaways improve people’s health?

      In 2010, Barking and Dagenham became the first UK council to try to limit its number of fast food outlets, in response to a ‘health crisis affecting our young people’.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Survey: are you worried about the food options available in your area?

      Nutrition

      Survey: are you worried about the food options available in your area?

      Researchers have shown a link between increased exposure to fast food outlets, higher body weight and greater risk of obesity.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Food banks are the only place some children eat a good meal in the holidays

      Nutrition

      Food banks are the only place some children eat a good meal in the holidays

      Almost 4,500 more emergency food supplies were given to children in July and August 2016 than in the previous two months.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?

      Nutrition

      Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?

      There are now 56,638 fast food shops in England, occupying more than a quarter of all food outlets.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Large rise in takeaway shops highlights dominance of fast food in deprived areas

      Nutrition

      Large rise in takeaway shops highlights dominance of fast food in deprived areas

      New data shows number of fast food outlets in England has increased by 4,000 since 2014, sparking fears that councils are losing battle to limit obesity levels.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Half of children needing summer food bank support are in primary school

      Nutrition

      Half of children needing summer food bank support are in primary school

      Under-fours made up 27% of the children receiving emergency food supplies last July and August, Trussell Trust research shows.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

      Nutrition

      Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

      As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • Liam Fox ‘open’ to importing US chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

      Ethical Buying

      Liam Fox ‘open’ to importing US chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

      The International Trade Secretary is stateside for talks on a trade deal post-Brexit and is reportedly ready to meet a key demand.

      Source:

      sky news

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    Fairer marketing is one of the six points in Jamie’s plan to tackle childhood obesity. We are campaigning to protect children from junk food marketing as we know that advertising is unequivocally linked to rates of obesity. Since 1980 the global rate of obesity has more than doubled. In the UK alone, 1.8 million kids watch primetime weekend TV (think X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent). As they’re not specifically aimed at kids, these shows aren’t subject to the same restrictions that apply to dedicated children's programming. This means they can advertise what they like in the breaks and millions of kids see ads for foods high in fat and sugar, including chocolate, crisps, pizza and sweets. We think that junk food advertising in all forms should be banned before 9pm.

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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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    Together with medical experts and professionals, Jamie has drafted a six-point plan to tackle childhood obesity in the UK. The levy on sugary drinks was just one of a range of proposed policies, initiatives, incentives and community-based interventions, which together create a powerful tool for change. Jamie has sent his proposal to PM David Cameron and believes we must keep putting pressure on the Government to consider these measures and be bold once again in their own strategy. You can read more about Jamie’s proposed Childhood Obesity Strategy here.

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