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    UK restricting promotions on ‘unhealthy food’ at supermarkets, retailers in bid to fight obesity

    Don’t expect any 2-for-1 deals on Jammie Dodgers or sausage rolls in 2022. The government of the U.K. is planning to ban supermarkets and retailers from offering “buy one get one” deals on unhealthy foods both in-store and online, the country’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced Monday. Beginning in April 2022, such promotions — along with similar deals offering three products for the price of two, etc. — will be prohibited on any food or drink deemed high in fat, sugar or salt. Free refills on sugary drinks will also be prohibited within the country’s “eating-out sector,”   Read More

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    Buy One Get One Free promotions for unhealthy food in supermarkets and restaurants BANNED in bid to tackle obesity

    THE Government has declared war on obesity by banning promotions for unhealthy food in supermarkets and restaurants. Offers such as “buy one get one free” deals for sweets and cakes are set to be scrapped. 3 The Government has declared war on obesity by banning promotions for unhealthy food in supermarkets and restaurantsCredit: Alamy 3 Public Health Minister Jo Churchill said families want to be presented with healthier choices Free refills in restaurants, like Nando’s popular bottomless fizzy drink selection, would also end. Changes will be made law by April 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care said.  Read More

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    Influencers May Face Fines as China Tackles Obesity and Food Waste

    HONG KONG — More than half of China’s adult population is either overweight or obese, according to a new government report released on Wednesday. Obesity rates in China have doubled within two decades, and health authorities are warning of a surge in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer. The report found that 34.3 percent of adults were overweight and 16.4 percent were obese. It looked at a group of 600,000 Chinese residents between 2015 and 2019. By comparison, 30 percent of Chinese adults were overweight and 11.9 obese in 2012, according to a government survey released in   Read More

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    Junk food adverts online could be banned, under government plans to tackle obesity

    The move was welcomed by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Caroline Cerny, from OHA, said: “Junk food advertising works – it can successfully influence our day-to-day choices. “That’s why food companies spend hundreds of thousands every year, to ensure that their unhealthy products remain in the spotlight.” Jacob West from BHF added: “Ending the constant flood of online junk food advertising would be a big step forward in protecting everyone’s health, particularly children. “This must be implemented swiftly alongside a 9pm junk food marketing watershed on TV and a comprehensive set of other measures   Read More

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    H. Dennis Beaver: Are cooking shows legally responsible for the obesity epidemic? | Columnists

    Dennis Beaver “Recently, some of the largest manufacturers of opiates have entered into multi-million dollar settlements for their role in facilitating America’s opiate epidemic,” began an email from “Pete.” “Shouldn’t the same reasoning be applied to television cooking programs which contribute to the obesity epidemic? Laura, my wife, and our three children have become terribly obese after watching these TV shows, especially America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, where, like Rachel Rey, the hosts have become obese before viewers’ eyes. “Laura watches these programs and then prepares meals using their recipes. I tell her, ‘Just look at the hosts, how   Read More

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    Five strategies for embracing plant-based diet in obesity treatment

    November 05, 2020 3 min read Source/Disclosures Source: Turner-McGrievy. Farm to table – plant-based diets. Presented at: ObesityWeek Interactive; Nov. 2, 2020 (virtual meeting). Disclosures: Turner-McGrievy reports no relevant financial disclosures. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “ data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact [email protected] Back to Healio Adults   Read More

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    Government Should Fund Vegan Meat Research And Subsidize Veg To Slash Obesity, Says Report

    The U.K government says obesity is ‘one of the greatest long-term health challenges this country faces’ (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission) Government-backed research into vegan meat and subsidies for healthy foods like fruit and vegetables could help tackle obesity in the U.K, according to a new report. The report by social policy think-tank Demos, titled Turning The Tables, said lack of accessibility to healthy food created ‘significant barriers to eating healthy diets’, with around 20 million Brits struggling to afford it even before the COVID-19 lockdown. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Obesity crisis Demos’ report follows the   Read More

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    Lab grown meat should be funded by the Government to help beat obesity, think tank says

    A vegan burger made by Beyond Meat – Richard Drew/AP Lab grown meat should be funded by the Government to help beat obesity, a think tank said. A report published on Monday by Demos said the food market is not working for consumers who face too many barriers to eating healthy diets. It estimated that 20 million adults in the UK cannot afford healthy foods and 19 million have difficulty finding the healthiest produce in shops close to their homes. It called on the Government to put money towards a “new sector deal” to accelerate the research and development of   Read More

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    Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mexicans consume large quantities of sugary drinks and obesity levels are high The Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children in an attempt to reduce high obesity and diabetes levels. Oaxaca is the first state to take the measure in Mexico, which has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood obesity. People breaking the law can be fined and have their businesses closed. Re-offenders face jail terms. The move comes as Mexico’s number of deaths linked to Covid-19 nears 50,000. Mexico’s death toll is   Read More

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    Junk food isn’t the only enemy in the fight against obesity – it’s the products which pretend to be healthy

    Under proposals being explored by the CMO crisps and sweets would be replaced with generic plain packaging: Getty Something very strange happened. I have found myself agreeing with something that Boris Johnson said. Or at least, some of it. Carrying excess weight appears to increase the risk of coronavirus complications and – with more than 60 per cent of adults in England now overweight or obese – supporting and encouraging healthy weight loss seems a good idea. I’m also glad to see some acknowledgement in the government’s proposals that tackling obesity can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach: as well as measures   Read More

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