Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013
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Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013
Media articles covering topics with public health nutrition content. Period covered is first quarter of 2013. Collected for purpose of public health student exercise.
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Soda Tax: San Francisco in Support of California Soda Tax

Soda Tax: San Francisco in Support of California Soda Tax | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
San Francisco expressed support for a proposed state soda tax on sweetened beverages to raise funds for childhood obesity prevention programs.
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Beyond Fat-Shaming: Why This Airline's Pay-by-Weight Scheme Wouldn't Work

Beyond Fat-Shaming: Why This Airline's Pay-by-Weight Scheme Wouldn't Work | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
When the obscure airline Samoa Air announced on Tuesday that it would begin charging passengers by how much they weighed, you had to wonder: Would such a practice ever catch on at, say, American Airlines?
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Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups

Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Despite high rates of obesity in the populations they work for, groups with a long history of funding by the beverage industry are now fighting measures like New York City’s stalled soda ban.
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Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time

Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
It is unclear how long it will take before a decision is reached. While I do hope that the decision is made in favor of the city, regardless of the outcome, Mayor Bloomberg and the city accomplished a great deal.
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In Obesity Epidemic, Poverty Is an Ignored Contagion

In Obesity Epidemic, Poverty Is an Ignored Contagion | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
In New York City, where the poverty rate has remained steady for a decade, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to limit the size of sugary drinks ignore a much larger problem.
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How to build resilience in the Sahel

How to build resilience in the Sahel | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
David Gressly: Helping people to survive drought requires a long-term commitment from governments, donors, institutions and NGOs
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Of course we don't want to eat bugs. But can we afford not to?

Of course we don't want to eat bugs. But can we afford not to? | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
The idea of eating insects disgusts us. But meat is growing ever more expensive. Enter the marketing department…
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F for fat: obesity on report cards?

F for fat: obesity on report cards? | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
A child's weight should be included in their school report to help tackle obesity, expert says.
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57.7% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese

57.7% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
OBESITY rates are 30 to 35% higher in regional areas in Queensland and 40 to 50% higher in remote areas.
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Mend helps families in the fight against obesity - video

The Guardian joins families in Oldham who are taking part in the Mend childhood obesity programme
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Coming soon: the fridge that helps you diet

Coming soon: the fridge that helps you diet | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Researchers have tried many ways to alter other people's eating habits, from an electric stomach sensor to a helpful fridge
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Prof researches Samoan obesity epidemic - Brown Daily Herald

Prof researches Samoan obesity epidemic - Brown Daily Herald | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
A U. epidemiologist is examining the problem’s origin and potential intervention strategies.
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Hunger, Obesity, and Nutrition: Observations from the Field in Pittsburgh

Hunger, Obesity, and Nutrition: Observations from the Field in Pittsburgh | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Recent research in Pittsburgh demonstrates how communities with disparate access to healthy and affordable foods for all are setting up their residents for poor health outcomes.
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Study: Mexico pays price for being soda king

Study: Mexico pays price for being soda king | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Mexicans drink more refrescos, or soda, than people in just about any other country, according to new research, which links soda consumption with increased chances of obesity- and diabetes-related deaths.
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Bloomberg Slams ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Mississippi’s Obesity Rate

Bloomberg Slams ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Mississippi’s Obesity Rate | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed Mississippi--the state that recently passed an "anti-Bloomberg bill" to ban localities from requiring displayed calorie counts or restricting soda cup sizes in restaurants--as a "farce" with its...
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Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating

Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Americans overwhelming support policies like banning big sodas and subsidizing fruits and veggies, according to a new poll.
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How to Force Ethics On the Food Industry

How to Force Ethics On the Food Industry | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Making people overweight is profitable. If we want change, we have to require it.
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Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products

Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
With poor access to clean water, giving up breastfeeding is a serious health risk in this part of the world - but milk formula companies continue to sign up midwives
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De Castella calls for obesity intervention

De Castella calls for obesity intervention | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Morbidly obese kindergarten children and year 6 pupils weighing 100 kilograms are evidence of a health crisis needing a multimillion-dollar intervention to fix, former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella says.
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Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups

Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Despite high rates of obesity in the populations they work for, groups with a long history of funding by the beverage industry are now fighting measures like New York City’s stalled soda ban.
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Trading health for even fatter profits

Trading health for even fatter profits | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
The global appetite for junk food is spreading as quickly as people's waistlines.
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Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world

Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
UN study says horsemeat scandal exposed dark side of cheap meat and shows how farming practices destroy natural world
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Breastfeeding saves lives – it's time for warnings on formula milk

Breastfeeding saves lives – it's time for warnings on formula milk | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
Ros Wynne-Jones: Breastmilk could save 830,000 babies' lives a year. Westerners squeamish about warnings on packets should see the big picture
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Sustainability and equity concerns should have been front and centre in the new dietary guidelines –

Sustainability and equity concerns should have been front and centre in the new dietary guidelines – | Nutrition in the media - January - March 2013 | Scoop.it
(This post was updated on 22 Feb with a response from Professor Amanda Lee, chair of the Dietary Guidelines Working Committee). As previously reported at Croakey, the long-awaited Australian Dietary Guidelines have now been released.
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