News tagged with food environments

Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies

Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, ...

Jul 30, 2014
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No benefits ensue from snack learning

A recent experiment involving University of Western Australia students suggests snacking while studying does not improve academic performance.

Oct 17, 2013
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The whys of rising obesity

Harvard nutrition expert Walter Willett compared the marketing of junk food to kids with an earlier era's child labor practices, saying that young people have been "exploited" by both systems. He said such ...

Sep 16, 2013
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School-based kitchen gardens are getting an A+

Grow it, try it, and you just might like it is a motto many schools are embracing to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Through community-based kitchen garden programs, particularly those with dedicated ...

Mar 07, 2013
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