Contending that junk foods did not carry nutritional awareness, Indian Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury warned of imposing a ban on advertisements promoting such products.
The Province’s School Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program is expanding to include 164 B.C. schools, Gordon Hogg, Minister of State for ActNow BC, announced.
The Province will require 30 minutes of daily physical activity for students and is also fast-tracking the removal of junk food in schools with Canada?s most aggressive initiative yet to fight obesity in children and youth, Education Minister Shirley Bond and ActNow BC Minister Gordon Hogg announced today.
The number of children achieving their 5 A DAY target has increased by 13% in 2 years according to a report out by the UK Department of Health. The Further Evaluation of The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, launched in the week when millions of children are about to begin a new school year, shows that the scheme is working and could contribute to a reduction of heart disease, stroke and cancer later in life.
A survey of 18,486 secondary school students at 322 schools across all Australian states except Western Australia has found that a significant proportion of students fall short of current, national dietary and physical activity recommendations for teenagers.
Mothers who eat junk food during pregnancy and breastfeeding may be putting their children at risk of overeating and developing obesity, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust and carried out at the Royal Veterinary College, London.
Epidemiologists at the University of Liverpool and the Heart of Mersey have found that approximately half the recent fall in coronary heart disease deaths in the US is due to positive life style changes and a further half to medical therapies.
When singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack, found out last year that he had two brain tumors, he was concerned that either the tumors or the side effects of surgery would leave him unable to pursue his livelihood.
Obese and overweight children increase their food intake by more than 100% after watching food advertisements on television; a study by the University of Liverpool psychologists has shown.
Despite campaigns to discourage people from junk food and sedentary lifestyles, more Asians are turning to surgery to counter obesity as health authorities’ efforts to get people to exercise and eat healthier are apparently failing.