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Childhood obesity plan | Ministry of Health NZ

Childhood obesity plan | Ministry of Health NZ | L1 Health | Scoop.it
On 19 October 2015 the Government announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people up to 18 years of age.

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Do you think education on healthy eating is enough to curb childhood obesity? Or does NZ need to take bigger steps to end the 'crisis'?

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Melanie Mills's curator insight, October 20, 2015 1:23 PM

Do you think education on healthy eating is enough to curb childhood obesity? Or does NZ need to take bigger steps to end the 'crisis'?

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Youngsters raise spaghetti to new heights - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Youngsters raise spaghetti to new heights - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
The onions are stinging my eyes, 8-year-old Nihaal Singh moaned as he chopped the devilish vegetable - a harsh lesson all budding young chefs must learn. - New Zealand Herald
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We need to protect kids from junk food ads - survey - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

We need to protect kids from junk food ads - survey - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Research published by his colleagues in 2006 found that children who watched the most television were more likely to be higher consumers of the foods most commonly advertised on TV - sugary drinks, sweets, snacks and fast food.
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Research published by his colleagues in 2006 found that children who watched the most television were more likely to be higher consumers of the foods most commonly advertised on TV - sugary drinks, sweets, snacks and fast food.
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Health experts: Time to cut junk food advertising

Health experts: Time to cut junk food advertising | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Their solution? There's no silver bullet, but drastically cutting the amount of advertising of unhealthy food directed at children would be a start, as well as a sugar tax – which the Government has ruled out.
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We need to protect kids from junk food ads - survey - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

We need to protect kids from junk food ads - survey - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Kiwis want greater government controls on junk-food promotions to children, with 72 per cent calling for stronger restrictions, says a survey. - New Zealand Herald
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Research published by his colleagues in 2006 found that children who watched the most television were more likely to be higher consumers of the foods most commonly advertised on TV - sugary drinks, sweets, snacks and fast food
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Seen P&G's Thank You Mom? Find out the hidden truth. (Greenpeace)

http://www.protectparadise.org/dirtysecret Procter & Gamble is buying palm oil from companies that are destroying the forest home of orangutans, elephants an...
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Editorial: Ten-year plan to give young a better start

Editorial: Ten-year plan to give young a better start | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Thousands of young New Zealanders face serious challenges in their lives. Ten per cent of them are obese, and nearly a quarter overweight.
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Obesity contributes to the country's most common non-communicable diseases such as type-2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, cancer and heart disease. Obesity is more prevalent among Maori and Pacific Islanders and the disadvantaged. Childhood obestity has knock-on impacts in education and behaviour, and is associated with low self-esteem, depression and learning disability - "effect of obesity on other dimensions of well-being and money as a societal influence on food choice"
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Parents warned as kids' lunch boxes bursting with salt - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Parents warned as kids' lunch boxes bursting with salt - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Parents are being urged to keep an eye on snacks they are including in their children's lunch boxes which can seem healthy but are packed with salt. - New Zealand Herald
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Tastes and eating habits can be formed early, so feeding your children fresh unprocessed foods is the best way to set them on a healthy path - "interpersonal influence at a young age is a personal influence on food choice in later life"
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Fad diets not the healthy solution - National - NZ Herald News

Fad diets not the healthy solution - National - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
With stomachs heaving after Christmas feasts and New Year's resolutions being made today, a nutritionist is warning people to be sceptical of fad diets including the emerging alcorexia - New Zealand Herald
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Kids' menus - heavy on the fries, few greens - National - NZ Herald News

Kids' menus - heavy on the fries, few greens - National - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
A New Zealand health organisation is urging restaurants to offer healthier meals for children after research revealed a lack of nutritious food options on kids' menus. - New Zealand Herald
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Nutrition in kid's menu's - possible healthy recommendations question
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Brian Rudman: Coleman's obesity cure right up industry's alley - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Brian Rudman: Coleman's obesity cure right up industry's alley - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's newly released magic pill to cure childhood obesity is so sugar-coated even those fuelling the epidemic are falling over each other to praise him - New Zealand Herald
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Drug Foundation | At the heart of the matter.

Drug Foundation | At the heart of the matter. | L1 Health | Scoop.it
We support alcohol and drug workers and New Zealand communities, provide a range of public and member services, including workshops, health promotion and drug education resources.
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Effects of Drugs Data Base.

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Drug experts say alcohol worse than crack or heroin

Drug experts say alcohol worse than crack or heroin | L1 Health | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed, British scientists said Monday.Presenting a new scale of (@Nadine_Sabbagh

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Effect of drugs on others!

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Ian Adamson's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:37 PM

the question is why do we allow alcohol to still be sold?

Lucy Jevons's comment, March 17, 2014 6:16 AM
so alcohol is legal but more harmful than any of the illegal drugs they tested...wheres the logic?
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Dentists put the bite on sweet, suckable treats

Dentists put the bite on sweet, suckable treats | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Dentists are raising the alarm about sweetened yoghurt and fruit pouches
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Burger History

Burger History | L1 Health | Scoop.it
The new Create Your Taste menu gives consumers the ability to make literally millions of unique burger combinations. With endless possibilities
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Unhealthy food ads for kids 'unethical'

Unhealthy food ads for kids 'unethical' | L1 Health | Scoop.it
A study last year by Auckland University found an average of 6.3 ads per hour on television in New Zealand, with 60-70 percent of them advertising unhealthy foods.
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A study last year by Auckland University found an average of 6.3 ads per hour on television in New Zealand, with 60-70 percent of them advertising unhealthy foods.
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palm oil-free shopping guide

palm oil-free shopping guide | L1 Health | Scoop.it
Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland just minutes from central Auckland. There is lots to see and do all year, including events, eye-to-eye encounters, Zoom behind the scenes experiences and more!
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Protect Paradise: An Animation about Palm Oil

Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day. But palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares o...
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Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded: Coleman - National - NZ Herald News

Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded: Coleman - National - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
An extra 13,000 students will receive free fruit next year, after the Government decided not to remove the programme from some poorer schools. - New Zealand Herald
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The Fruit in Schools programme began in 2006 after a review found only 40 per cent of children ate two pieces of fruit a day.An external evaluation of the programme undertaken on behalf of 5+ A Day Charitable Trust showed good results. Schools reported improved dental outcomes, a reduction in general sores, an increase in overall healthy eating behaviours and an increase in student concentration - " improved well-being with more fruit in low decile schools"
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The man who ate Lincoln Rd

The man who ate Lincoln Rd | L1 Health | Scoop.it

I am the man who will eat Lincoln Rd, one fried chicken at a time, from now until Christmas. It has 55 food joints and I'm going to fill my fat face at every single one of them and take notes, and medication, possibly. I want to write about what we've become. Lincoln Rd, out west in Auckland, three kilometres in length, is the way we eat now. Fast food, drive-through, American and Asian, one strip mall after another - you know Lincoln Rd even if you haven't been there "Globalisation as a societal influence on food choices"

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Why sugar is so hard to quit - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Why sugar is so hard to quit - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
By now you've gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you can do for your health. It's something even the most ardently opposed diet gurus agree on. - New Zealand Herald
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Never again - granddad | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

Never again - granddad | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News | L1 Health | Scoop.it
[image]A Dunedin grandfather convicted of supplying alcohol to two minors says he would never buy alcohol for anyone again.
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