A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS
Following a public consultation, the ‘Cycling and walking investment strategy
’ has been launched. The strategy outlines the government’s ambition to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys by 2040.
Cancer Research UK
say that obesity is to blame for a surge in kidney cancer in the UK, causing an extra 20,000 cases in the last 10 years.
A recent study
has suggested that Sucralose, a low-calorie sweetener found in many diet soft drinks, may not be such a healthy alternative at all. The research found that excessive consumption of the sweetener may induce fat formation, especially in obese subjects.
using data from the Framingham Heart Study suggests a link between artificial sweeteners and dementia, but should the findings be taken with a pinch of salt?
A report by The Health Select Committee argues that 'BOGOF' deals
must be cut in order to tackle childhood obesity, further urging the Government to take action on this irresponsible retailing behaviour.
The first US sugar tax in Berkeley, California sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%, study shows.
Following the launch of the first NCMP tracking report, Public Health England publish
"What does our first National Childhood Measurement Programme tracking report tell us?"
suggests cooking family meals and avoiding watching television during mealtimes can help reduce the risk of becoming obese.
A recent NHS review
has found that 1 in 4 UK adults exercise for less than 30 minutes a week, with women more likely to be physically inactive than men.
Higher fresh fruit consumption lowers one's chances of suffering diabetes, and improves outcomes for those who already have the condition, a major new study shows.
Consuming potassium-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach and bananas are key to low blood pressure, a recent survey finds.
The first substantial survey into food insecurity in the UK by the Food Standards Agency
has revealed that 1 in 4 low-income households struggle to eat healthy or even regularly, estimating that 8% of the population have low or very low food security.
School holidays leave three million children at risk of hunger, report says
A recent study by Rush University Medical Center
shows that delaying access to unhealthy choices in vending machines may shift people's choices towards healthier alternatives. Hence, could be a method to help improve snacking habits.
Preliminary research findings
by the Endocrine Society suggest that the signals within the brain that tell us we are full appear to be dulled in obese children.
A recent study by the NUT
has found that over half of teachers state their pupils are affected by holiday hunger, referring to those children who receive free school meals during term breaks. Nearly three quarters of respondents stated holiday hunger was negatively affecting pupils learning abilities and education.
Public Health England have published
a new toolkit 'Encouraging healthier out of home food provision'
in order to create a healthier food environment for all. '
Out of home' foods feature more and more in our diets, hence this resource aims to support families in making healthy choices and making the healthy choice easy.