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    Children in UK lag behind international counterparts in healthy development

    Poor access to nutritious food for UK schoolchildren and adolescents is the reason they are falling behind in healthy development compared with their counterparts in other wealthy nations, public health experts have said. A global analysis of height and weight records of children aged five to 19 years old found that the UK’s standing slipped between 1985 and 2019, with 19-year-old men falling from 28th to 39th tallest, and women falling from 42nd to 49th. The study, based on data from 65 million children in 193 countries, revealed a 20cm difference between the tallest and shortest nations, driven by stark  

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    C-store Customers Value Healthy Food, But Most Operators Still Lag Behind in Meeting This Demand

    DUBLIN, Ohio — Today’s core convenience store shopper demographic includes millennials and members of Generation Z, who came of age after many top-quartile operators began upgrading their foodservice offerings to resemble fast-casual competitors with fresh, made-to-order healthy fare. However, the c-store channel as a whole hasn’t necessarily caught up with this demand, according to consultancy Foodservice IP. Consumers have changed many of their habits during the COVID-19 pandemic — such as their commuting routines that might have included a visit to a c-store for morning coffee or a quick lunch during breaks from work — but they haven’t changed  

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