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    • Chocolate bars may shrink in drive to tackle obesity

      Sugar

      Chocolate bars may shrink in drive to tackle obesity

      Chocolate bars and sweets are likely to get smaller as a result of a major push from Public Health England, which is urging the food industry to help fight obesity by cutting 20% of sugar from the main snacks and foods that children eat.

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • Isn’t it time we took childhood obesity seriously, and decreased sugar in kids food?

      Nutrition

      Isn’t it time we took childhood obesity seriously, and decreased sugar in kids food?

      “We can’t duck the fact a third of children are leaving primary school overweight or obese and obesity generally is having a profound effect, not just on the costs for the health service, but on the overall health of the nation.

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    • SECRETS of Coca-Cola: Soft drink giant’s mission to STOP sugar tax exposed on Dispatches

      Nutrition

      SECRETS of Coca-Cola: Soft drink giant’s mission to STOP sugar tax exposed on Dispatches

      The investigative Ch4 programme was tonight hosted by Antony Barnett, who uncovered the secrets of the world’s largest soft drink brand.

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    • Japan’s mouthwatering school lunch program is a model for the rest of the world

      Nutrition

      Japan’s mouthwatering school lunch program is a model for the rest of the world

      Japanese school lunches aren’t synonymous with “mystery meat,” but rather, shokuiku; It means “food and nutrition education,” and it’s a vital part of the Japanese child’s early education.

      Source:

      businessinsideruk

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    • Talking about a rev-Ale-ution: Introducing the touch of genius that turned surplus bread into… BEER!

      Food Waste

      Talking about a rev-Ale-ution: Introducing the touch of genius that turned surplus bread into… BEER!

      Toast Ale is the brainchild of Tristram Stuart and his team of food waste advocates at Feedback.

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    • Subsidies for healthy foods are a price worth paying to tackle obesity

      Nutrition

      Subsidies for healthy foods are a price worth paying to tackle obesity

      The heavy costs of an increasingly obese population are well known; Physical problems associated with a Body Mass Index over 30 include type 2 diabetes, strokes, and certain types of cancer; Psychological issues include depression and low self esteem; But there is also a significant financial price to pay.

      Source:

      the conversation

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    • Child obesity crisis will get far worse without tougher measures

      Nutrition

      Child obesity crisis will get far worse without tougher measures

      The childhood obesity crisis is likely to become far worse unless the government stops the sale of discounted junk food and prevents advertising of unhealthy snacks before the watershed, MPs have said.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Supermarkets must stop offering huge discounts to tackle obesity

      Nutrition

      Supermarkets must stop offering huge discounts to tackle obesity

      Ministers must introduce tough new measures to tackle childhood obesity, including controlling the “deep discounting” by supermarkets of unhealthy foods, MPs have said.

      Source:

      independent

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    • Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers

      Nutrition

      Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers

      The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say.

      Source:

      BBC

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    • OHA statement in response to the Food and Drink Federation’s comments about not being able to meet 20% sugar reduction targets

      Nutrition

      OHA statement in response to the Food and Drink Federation’s comments about not being able to meet 20% sugar reduction targets

      Children of all ages are eating far too much sugar; Sugar is a key driver for the dangerously high levels of overweight and obesity in children in the UK.

      Source:

      obesity health alliance

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    • 5-C NutriScore to be France’s official nutrition label

      Nutrition

      5-C NutriScore to be France’s official nutrition label

      The five-colour NutriScore is the most effective nutrition label in promoting healthier food choices and will be adopted as the official (but voluntary) label in France, the health minister has said.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • ‘Let’s use Brexit to fix food labelling’

      Marketing

      ‘Let’s use Brexit to fix food labelling’

      BRITAIN should use its departure from the European Union to tighten rules on food labelling, according to a Yorkshire MP.

      Source:

      Yorkshire Post

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    • AFRICA’S FAMINE IS MOSTLY MAN-MADE

      Nutrition

      AFRICA’S FAMINE IS MOSTLY MAN-MADE

      The Horn of Africa was hit by the worst drought in 60 years just five years ago; Over 10 million people in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia were affected; The drought pushed fragile ecologies and economies into a catastrophic tipping point.

      Source:

      The Star

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    • Shocking: Nine leading food and beverages brands in India lag behind in high nutritional quality

      Sugar Tax

      Shocking: Nine leading food and beverages brands in India lag behind in high nutritional quality

      No more than 12 per cent of beverages and 16 per cent of foods sold by nine leading Indian food and beverage companies were of “high nutritional quality”, according to the Access to Nutrition Index India Spotlight, 2016, a first of its kind survey.

      Source:

      business standard

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