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And now Canada joins the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Childhood obesity is increasing among the general population in Canada, but the statistics are even more alarming among First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. In a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, University of Alberta researchers found that up to 65 per cent of Cree preschoolers in northern Quebec communities were overweight or obese. (16-04-2007)
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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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