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Can free leisure services get people fit?

Can free leisure services get people fit? | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Councils have been given responsibility for getting people healthy. Birmingham Council has been doing this for some time already - with impressive results.
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BBC - Health: Obesity

BBC - Health: Obesity | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Discover the facts about obesity, including its most common causes, the effects on health and steps you can take to lose weight.
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Sizing it up: The facts behind global obesity

Sizing it up: The facts behind global obesity | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
The world is getting bigger. Larger waistlines are on the increase. We look at why putting on weight has become a problem around the world.
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Goodbye Tony the Tiger? Huge fall in sales of Kellogg's Frosties as anti-obesity drive kicks in

Goodbye Tony the Tiger? Huge fall in sales of Kellogg's Frosties as anti-obesity drive kicks in | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Sales of Kellogg's Frosties have plummeted in recent years as health-conscious parents avoid sugary cereals for their kids. The future of the 60-year-old brand, known for its Tony the Tiger mascot, is now under threat.
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Warning as most adults overweight

Warning as most adults overweight | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

More than half of adults in Wales are overweight or obese, according to the latest Public Health Survey in Wales.


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Government Intervention: New food labelling system agreed

Government Intervention: New food labelling system agreed | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

A consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling will be introduced in the UK next year to help give shoppers clear information about their food, the government says.


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Negative Externalities: Obesity causing diabetes rates that will

Negative Externalities: Obesity causing diabetes rates that will | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

AN obesity epidemic which shows no sign of abating will result in more than 700,000 people in Great Britain being diagnosed with diabetes in the next eight years, it has been claimed.The number of...


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Chris Oyin's curator insight, September 11, 11:09 AM

Obesity is largely a result of unhealthy eating, which is a result of a negative externality. However, the government are attempting to discourage people from excessively indulging in unhealthy eating. The government are doing this by imposing a tax on unhealthy foods. 

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Sugar is produced at a very high rate as a result of the high demand of it in our favourite foods. Most foods and drinks that we enjoy contain sugar, especially children and this is causing diabetes rates to increase. The production of sugar is therefore a negative extenality. To control this the government is imposing taxes on sugar to prevent unhealthy foods from containing so much sugar

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Government Intervention: A* Evaluation on Obesity

Government Intervention: A* Evaluation on Obesity | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
IN 1937 George Orwell suggested that “changes of diet” might be more important than “changes of dynasty or even of religion”. Now he is being proved right in...

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Matt Smith's curator insight, December 22, 2012 2:02 AM

How the Government can reduce Obesity. Lots of evaluation points here.

Mr Jones's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:37 AM

Judgement when considering approriate government policies

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'Ban fast food from school gates'

'Ban fast food from school gates' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Wales' chief medical officer suggests banning fast food outlets near schools and preventing going out at lunchtimes to help tackle obesity.
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Government backs healthy eating ads

Government backs healthy eating ads | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Government-backed TV adverts to promote healthier eating habits in England are to be shown for the first time on Monday.
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Call for law over fat levels in food

Call for law over fat levels in food | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
The party says voluntary agreements to cut fat, sugar and salt in food are not working and legal limits should be considered but companies and the Department of Health in England say there has been significant progress.
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Eating too much salt blamed for 2.3 million deaths a year worldwide... ten times more than sugary drinks

Eating too much salt blamed for 2.3 million deaths a year worldwide... ten times more than sugary drinks | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Fifteen per cent of all deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010 were caused by eating too much salt.
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Fizzy drinks tax needed - doctors

Fizzy drinks tax needed - doctors | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the TV watershed, doctors say, in a call for action over obesity.
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Packed lunches should be banned and all children should be taught how to cook in fight against obesity, say experts

Packed lunches should be banned and all children should be taught how to cook in fight against obesity, say experts | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Cooking lessons at school will become compulsory for children aged seven to 14 from September as the Government aims to ensure they can make up to 20 dishes.
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Consider the difficulties involved in implementing these measures 

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Is supersize soda a civil rights issue?

Is supersize soda a civil rights issue? | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
New York City's ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks is being challenged by African American and Hispanic groups. How did cola become a civil rights issue?
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Evaluation- impact on small shop owners in New York.  Are all retail outlets affected by this ban?

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Demerit Good. New York ban on supersize sodas

Demerit Good. New York ban on supersize sodas | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

New York City passes the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks being sold in restaurants and other eateries.


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Merit Goods: Food industry and supermarkets back healthy eating drive

Merit Goods: Food industry and supermarkets back healthy eating drive | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

Department of Health's Responsibility Drive aims to increase number of people eating five-a-day on fruit and vegetables...


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Demerit Good: Tax chocolate to beat obesity, say doctors

Demerit Good: Tax chocolate to beat obesity, say doctors | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it

Chocoholics face a fight with daft doctors who want to slam heavy taxes on their favourite treat.


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Demerit Good: Labour urges sugar and fat limits

Demerit Good: Labour urges sugar and fat limits | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Labour urges the government to consider introducing legal limits on sugar, salt and fat as it launches a consultation on how to tackle obesity.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:24 AM

Some great ways the government could intervene to tackle obesity.

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Denmark to abolish food fat tax

Denmark to abolish food fat tax | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
The Danish government says it will scrap a tax on foods high in saturated fats, acknowledging that the measure led to a rise in food prices.
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Useful to evaluate the effectiveness of the 'fat' tax

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Should junk food be taxed?

Should junk food be taxed? | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
BBC Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey discussed whether junk food should be taxed to help tackle obesity
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Weight problems 'cost £1m a day'

Weight problems 'cost £1m a day' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 1 Market Failure - negative externalities - obesity | Scoop.it
Obesity and weight-related diseases are costing the Northern Ireland economy an estimated £370m annually - or more than a million pounds a day - according to a study by Safefood.
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