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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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    • Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight

      Nutrition

      Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight

      Eating meals at the same time every day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

      Nutrition

      Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

      Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former.

      Source:

      the washington post

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    • Reduce, reuse and recycle food waste for Earth Day

      Jamie

      Reduce, reuse and recycle food waste for Earth Day

      Along with being a moral dilemma, throwing out that bruised but perfectly edible banana is also a direct affront to the planet.

      Source:

      ctv news

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    • Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

      Nutrition

      Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

      WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops in England.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • Is a soda tax the solution to America’s obesity problem?

      Nutrition

      Is a soda tax the solution to America’s obesity problem?

      Thirty-three states tax soda or sugar-sweetened drinks – the question is whether those taxes will ultimately lead to improved health for consumers.

      Source:

      the washington post

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    • First US sugar tax sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%

      Nutrition

      First US sugar tax sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%

      Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley, California has brought soft drink consumption down – and may have increased water sales.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Obesity campaigners call for more salads and fewer puddings in school

      Nutrition

      Obesity campaigners call for more salads and fewer puddings in school

      Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) said improvements to school meals could play an important part in reducing childhood obesity.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • Snap election offers the UK a turning point

      Jamie

      Snap election offers the UK a turning point

      Theresa May’s announcement yesterday – triggering a snap election in the UK on June 8th – was like hearing the starting gun in a race to secure the health of our nation.

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    • UK Prime Minister seeks general election on 8 June

      Political

      UK Prime Minister seeks general election on 8 June

      UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

      Source:

      BBC News

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