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Culture Secretary agrees stick thin is not ab fab
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has added her voice to the row over super-slim models on the catwalk. (18-09-2006)
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Food companies under fire over large crisp bags

www.Grub4Life.com today reports that over two-thirds of all crisp packets on sale in convenience stores near schools are in bags that are nearly double the traditional size, despite manufacturers’ pledges to cut larger size packets.
(15-07-2010)

Childhood obesity increases risk of acid reflux disease, study says

www.Grub4Life.com today reports that obesity has been linked to acid reflux disease in adults, but a new study suggests that children who are overweight may be at high risk as well.
(14-07-2010)

Make markets a summer ritual for your family

www.Grub4Life.com today reports that parents have a great opportunity this summer to make fresh and healthy meals for their children, especially with childhood obesity on the rise and no end to the mass-marketing of processed foods.
(13-07-2010)

Heinz Australia vows BPA phase out in baby food packaging

www.grub4life.com today reports that Heinz Australia plans to phase out use of BPA in all its baby food packaging in response to mounting consumer fears over the substance.
(13-07-2010)

Local children get creative in Discover Geenwich’s first exhibition

www.grub4life.com today reports that Discover Greenwich launched its first temporary exhibition Engaging Places’ Unforgettable Lessons.  The exhibition runs until 31 August 2010 in Discover Greenwich’s temporary gallery space.
(12-07-2010)

Reduce infections' in children with probiotic yoghurt

www.grub4life.com today reports that a daily probiotic drink can help protect young children against infections, according to a new study.
(12-07-2010)

School-based food and fitness programmes may cut diabetes risk

www.grub4life.com today reports that secondary school students were less likely to be overweight and have other risk factors for diabetes if their school offered healthier food, more vigorous PE lessons, and expanded health education.
(11-07-2010)

Cooking shows and celebrities more influential than government healthy eating campaigns

www.grub4life.com today reports that comments made by Health Minister Andrew Lansley at a conference in Brighton were critical of the ‘Jamie Oliver’ approach to increasing public awareness of health and fitness. Instead, the Minister advocated an ‘evidence-based’ solution to the nation’s health problems.
(10-07-2010)

Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage aims to improve learning and development for children

www.grub4life.com today reports that children's minister Sarah Teather has launched a review of the EYFS.  With this review, she’s hoping to improve inspection of under-5s services to ensure children are in proper learning and developing environments.  Improved attainment of children from deprived backgrounds is also a goal of the review.
(09-07-2010)

Survey shows entertaining children is the number one parent travel hassle

www.grub4life.com today reveals that seven out of ten parents are desperate to find ways to entertain their young families when flying overseas, says a survey by Holiday Extras.com.
(08-07-2010)

British children 'getting fatter at twice the rate of American youngsters'

www.grub4life.com today reports that British children are getting fatter at twice the rate of those in America and spending far more on unhealthy snacks, new figures suggest.
(06-07-2010)

Concerned mum gets on her bike to raise awareness of relationship between exposure to UV and skin cancer

www.grub4life.com today reports that a concerned mum, Heidi Sedgeman, is riding her bike to raise awareness to fight childhood exposure to UV  - a leading cause of skin cancer - and to highlight the lack of shading available in many school playgrounds to protect children during outdoor learning and play.
(05-07-2010)

Lifestyle intervention reduces preschoolers' body fat, improves fitness

www.grub4life.com today reports that a new study shows that a program teaching multiple lifestyle changes to predominantly migrant preschoolers and their parents is helping the children reduce body fat and improve fitness. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.
(05-07-2010)

New Charter calls for action on childhood obesity

www.grub4life.com today reports that leading health organisations call on new coalition government to set out plans to tackle child obesity during inaugural Childhood Obesity Week .
(05-07-2010)

Cost of school meals a struggle for many families

www.grub4life.com today reports that low-income families struggle to afford school meals and often cannot provide healthy packed lunches because they do not have a car and are restricted to shopping in local convenience stores, says a new Ofsted report.
(03-07-2010)


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