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# childhood obesity

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# Obesity
Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.
# obesity crisis
School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK
New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.
# Get Active
Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds
Researchers examined the lifestyles of over 12,000 children in the UK.
# childhood obesity
Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk
A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.
# childhood obesity
Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'
A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.
# no fry zone
Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools
The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.
# Stop the treats
Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits
Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative
Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge
This is one mother who’s not backing down.
# childhood obesity
Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year
Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.
# sweet tooth
Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why
A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.
# childhood obesity
Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.
# Girl done good
This Cork healthy snacks start-up has landed a deal with two massive British retailers
Low fat snacks can be a key ingredient in the battle against childhood obesity, according to the founder of Veronica’s Snacks.
Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?
Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.
# Whipped Into Shape
A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'
Senator Catherine Noone says that the chimes are an “aggressive form of selling”.
# No running
Calls for ban on schoolyard running to be lifted to help tackle childhood obesity
Temple Street Hospital had to bring in new larger theatre tables to cater for obese children.
This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable
Cannot be unseen.
# body talk
Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children
The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.
Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet
The Department of Education has stopped short of taking a concrete step that would reduce the amount of junk food eaten by children in schools: banning junk food vending machines from schools.
# Junk Food
Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.
# childhood obesity
Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools
Frances Fitzgerald said that schools should “move in the direction” of health foods but admitted that some schools have vending machine contracts in place.
# Every Lidl helps
Are sweets at the checkout your downfall?
Lidl stores in the UK have banned sweets at their checkout counters.
# Growing pains
This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.
# hallowhiney
Woman plans to hand out letters to obese trick-or-treating children instead of sweets
Someone’s just asking for an egging.
# Research
How (and why) families affect childhood obesity
Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…
# Obesity
'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service
The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.
# Jobswatch
Playfit creates 10 new jobs in fight against childhood obesity
The children’s fitness class company is to create 10 new jobs as a result of an expansion of its sports and activity services for three to eight-year-olds.
# Breastfeeding
More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults
Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.
# childhood obesity
Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity
Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…
# Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.
# childhood obesity
Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.
# childhood obesity
Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity
One in eight children are now classed as “overweight” in northern Europe and television is contributing, according to a new study.
# Obesity
One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.
# good fat
Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows
Thinner kids are more likely to carry ‘brown fat’ – which helps burn energy instead of storing it.