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War on salt has cut heart deaths

www.gdaguru.com today reports that efforts to cut salt in the British diet are behind plummeting deaths from heart disease, research suggests. 

Obesity during pregnancy a growing problem

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that more than 50 percent of pregnant women are overweight or obese. 

Shouting at children 'increases their behaviour problems'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that research presented to the Royal Economic Society annual conference shows that parents who shout at children when they misbehave create further discipline problems. 

Is paternal obesity a greater risk factor than maternal obesity?

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 

More U.S. children severely obese

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation’s pediatric weight problem. 

Lazy lifestyles will shorten our children's lives

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that former Olympian Lord Coe has issued a stark warning that sedentary lifestyles could kill today's children. 

Junk food can make asthma inhalers 'useless'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that eating fast food and consuming sugary drinks renders the most common asthma inhaler ineffective, a new study warns. 

Schools 'need kitchen improvements' for free meals

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that more than 2,700 schools in England will need to improve kitchens to provide free meals for infant school children, according to new figures. 

Smartphones may be ruining the sleep of UK teenagers

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that teenagers who lie in bed texting and checking their social media accounts on their smartphone or tablet before going to sleep each night could be denying themselves a good night’s rest. 

Fruit juices and smoothies contain 'horrifying' sugar levels

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that analysis by the Telegraph shows that many fruit juices and smoothies contain more sugar than the World Health Organisation recommends an average person should consume in a day. 

Government to move ahead with standardised cigarette packets

www.gdaguru.com today reports that the government is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs. 

All parents should get a 'checklist' telling them how to raise their children

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, says parents need a checklist of skills to teach children as he warns that many five-year-olds are unfit for demands of school. 

Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says that more primary schools should open nursery provision to prevent tens of thousands of children being given a poor start to their education. 

Children who watch less TV are slimmer

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children who spend less time in front of a television or computer screen get more sleep, are slimmer, do better at school and are better behaved, a new study has revealed. 

Government maps out changes to Nursery Milk scheme

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that from next year, all early years settings will receive free nursery milk through a direct supplier, under changes to the way the scheme is run. 
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This weekend was really busy for Grub4life- we were presenting at the 11th Annual Nutrition and Health conference at London’s Olympia.  We briefed over 400 health Professionals on our...
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Did it!!!
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Grub4life members run for Chernobyl.
If you’re in the Croydon area this Sunday 19th April keep an eye out for 5 sweaty Russian Dolls- one of our most committed Grub4life members is running a 5K fun run in aid of the Chernobyl...
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In medieval times a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It was then tossed from one choirboy to the next and...
14th April 2009 is Vaisakhi for Sikhs
This is an important celebration for the Sikh community where in 1699 the identification of the Sikh community was made known as the Khalsa. Vaisakhi this year is Monday 14th April, but many towns and...
It’s great to see that members have been responding to grubbylilzo’s blog- that’s exactly what Grub4life is all about- sharing information and supporting each other.We have some...
Well, I can't believe that already I've had two messages and both were extremely helpful!!! I have looked on the resources section and am completely spoiled for choice!!!!  There's so much...
Secondary Schools in uproar over impending nutrient based stndards
Yesterdays news story about School Caterer’s concerns over the introduction of Nutritional standards for secondary schools which will be introduced in September made complete sense to me.The...
Lesson Planning
Today I am planning a few lessons which I am taking to my local childrens centre...The first one is Healthy packed lunches..... that's quite easy... I have taught one already which was a success......
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