We all know the importance of eating enough fruit and vegetables, but few of us mange to consume the full seven portions that some are currently recommending. There are a number of reasons for this, and one of them is boredom.
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Scientists at the University of California have recently conducted a study into the use of health tracking devices on children to help combat child obesity.
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When we think about vitamin C and fruit, we all automatically picture oranges, and this connection is spot on. However, there are some others that you may not know about.
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Experts from the Safefood project have identified six key areas that they believe have the greatest impact on child obesity.
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Most of us have heard the five a day message. However, in April new advice was issued. It turns out that to really benefit and prolong our lives we need to eat at the very least seven helpings of (more…)
Children who are overweight are being encouraged to take part in a programme that is aimed at teaching them about exercise and a healthy diet.
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A seven week trial is taking place at a school in Bradford, where primary school pupils are standing for some of their classes to try to improve the children’s health.
Teaching children while they stand at a desk is thought to (more…)
A famous chef has recently pledged to reduce levels of UK child obesity by five per cent during the coming five years.
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The vice-principal of a school in Kingston, Jamaica, is calling for parents, guardians, vendors and concessionaires to help encourage students to eat a healthier diet.
Anthony Garwood of Camperdown High School wants (more…)
Health officials are calling for a ban to be placed on any junk food retailers within a five minutes’ walk from a school.
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