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Childhood obesity - brave and bold actionChildhood obesity - brave and bold action

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.  The report recommends 9 different areas for improvement to tackle childhood obesity: Strong controls on price promotions of unhealthy food and drink Tougher controls on marketing and advertising of unhealthy food and drink A centrally led reformulation programme to reduce sugar in food and drink A sugary drinks tax on full sugar soft drinks, in order to help cha...Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.  The report recommends 9 different areas for improvement to tackle childhood obesity: Strong controls on price promotions of unhealthy food and drink T...

Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for actionCalorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action

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Updated a year ago
This report sets out the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and the details of the calorie reduction programme. In terms of the evidence the report includes details of: •recommendations around calorie intakes, sources of calories and reported levels of intake•calculated estimates for daily energy intakes and excess calories consumed by children and adults•evidence on reformulation and portion size reduction; and public percept...This report sets out the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and the details of the calorie reduction programme. In terms of the evidence the report includes details of: •recommendations around calorie intakes, ...

Children Who Spend More Than Half An Hour Online Twice As Likely To Pester For Junk FoodChildren Who Spend More Than Half An Hour Online Twice As Likely To Pester For Junk Food

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Updated a year ago
Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. And primary school children who spent more than three hours on the web were more than four times more likely to spend their pocket money on chocolate, crisps, sugary drinks and takeaways than their peers who browsed for less than half an hour. These children were also 7...Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. And primary school children who spent more than th...

New Research Shows Unhealthy Food And Drink Dominate Options In Non-Food Retail EnvironmentsNew Research Shows Unhealthy Food And Drink Dominate Options In Non-Food Retail Environments

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Updated a year ago
Wide availability of unhealthy food and drink in more than 1 in 4 (29%) non- food retail environments such as clothing and cosmetics stores with confectionary and sugary drinks dominating. Seven out of ten consumers (70%) reported seeing food or drink in non-food retail stores, with 42% making a purchase while shopping in these stores in the previous month. Two of every three (66%) products purchased are classified as less healthy e.g. ...Wide availability of unhealthy food and drink in more than 1 in 4 (29%) non- food retail environments such as clothing and cosmetics stores with confectionary and sugary drinks dominating. Seven out of ten consumers (70%...

Stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services could Save 3.7 million Lives by 2025Stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services could Save 3.7 million Lives by 2025

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Updated a year ago
Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025. “In order to provide quality health services and achieve Universal Health Coverage, nutrition should be positioned as one of the cornerstones of essential healt...Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that the right in...

Labelling Foods with the Amount of Physical Activity needed to Burn Off Calories Linked to Healthier ChoicesLabelling Foods with the Amount of Physical Activity needed to Burn Off Calories Linked to Healthier Choices

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Updated a year ago
Labelling food and drinks with the amount and type of physical activity needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make ‘healthier’ dietary choices, indicates research led by Loughborough University. Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling aims to show how many minutes or miles of physical activity are needed to burn off the calories in a particular food or drink. For ...Labelling food and drinks with the amount and type of physical activity needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make ‘healthier’ dietary choices, indicates research le...