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    • Sugar Smart One Year On

      Jamie

      Sugar Smart One Year On

      Last year, Bristol committed to becoming ‘Sugar Smart’.

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    • FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF FOOD EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS FINDS HUGE DISPARITY IN STANDARDS

      Jamie

      FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF FOOD EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS FINDS HUGE DISPARITY IN STANDARDS

      Today, the AKO Foundation together with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation reveal the results of the first comprehensive review of food education in English schools.

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    • Ireland to Introduce Sugar Tax in 2018!

      Jamie

      Ireland to Introduce Sugar Tax in 2018!

      The Irish government has confirmed it will introduce a sugar tax in April 2018, despite industry pushback.

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    • Child and teen obesity soars

      Nutrition

      Child and teen obesity soars

      Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report

      Source:

      Reuters

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    • The cost of obesity is soaring

      Nutrition

      The cost of obesity is soaring

      Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1,2tn a year from 2025.

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • Shocking extent of obesity revealed in North East Lincolnshire

      Jamie

      Shocking extent of obesity revealed in North East Lincolnshire

      70 per cent of adults and 20 per cent of children are overweight in North East Lincolnshire, costing the NHS £2,5 million a year

      Source:

      Grimsby Telegraph

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    • Why Pesto May Be Packing A Salty Punch On Your Plate

      Jamie

      Why Pesto May Be Packing A Salty Punch On Your Plate

      Queen Mary University have completed a survey, looking at the salt content of pestos, and have written an article summarising their findings.

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    • A legal high – Children under 16 should be banned from buying energy drinks, chef Jamie Oliver says

      Nutrition

      A legal high – Children under 16 should be banned from buying energy drinks, chef Jamie Oliver says

      The outspoken health critic, who has also led high-profile campaigns in Britain to reduce childhood obesity, says there’s a correlation between the use of energy drinks and skipping breakfast

      Source:

      National Post

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    • Jamie Oliver urges restricting energy drinks to age 16 and older

      Jamie

      Jamie Oliver urges restricting energy drinks to age 16 and older

      TORONTO — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is urging a ban on selling energy drinks to children, and wants to see the products regulated like cigarettes.

      Source:

      CTV News

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    • http://www.todayonline.com/world/obesity-was-rising-ghana-embraced-fast-food-then-came-kfc

      Jamie

      http://www.todayonline.com/world/obesity-was-rising-ghana-embraced-fast-food-then-came-kfc

      ACCRA, GHANA – After finishing high school a decade ago, Mr Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector.

      Source:

      Today Online

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    • Public and Private Sector Partnership Means 350,000 Schoolchildren Get Fresh Fruit

      Jamie

      Public and Private Sector Partnership Means 350,000 Schoolchildren Get Fresh Fruit

      Could this be the way forward?

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    • Obesity Epidemic fuels record number of Amputations

      Jamie

      Obesity Epidemic fuels record number of Amputations

      Britain’s obesity epidemic is fuelling devastating numbers of amputations – almost all of which could have been prevented, experts have warned.

      Source:

      The Telegraph

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    • Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

      Jamie

      Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

      Prime minister says ‘we have enough taxes’ and health authorities should focus on promoting healthy lifestyles

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • As Global Obesity Rises, Teasing Apart Its Causes Grows Harder

      Nutrition

      As Global Obesity Rises, Teasing Apart Its Causes Grows Harder

      Asking overweight strangers about their health and eating habits is always going to be tricky for a reporter.

      Source:

      New York Times

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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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  • What is the sugary drinks tax? + -

    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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