26/11/19 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 26/11/19

Article: Fast food, ‘unhealthy’ snacks and sugary drinks dominate teen social media engagement – Food Navigator
22 November 2019, Katy Askew.  Social marketing to teens is gaining influence and unhealthy brands are the main beneficiaries, according to fresh research:
Fast food, ‘unhealthy’ snacks and sugary drinks dominate teen social media engagement

News: Should schools ban packed lunches? Yahoo News
Marie Claire Dorking, 21 November 2019.  A parenting debate has been sparked about whether packed lunch boxes should be banned from schools:
Should schools ban packed lunches?

News: ‘Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity – BBC Online
22 November 2019, James Gallagher.  Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50466061

News:  Putting nutrition at the heart of patient care – A manifesto for specialist nutrition – Politics Home
20 November 2019.  The British Specialist Nutrition Association has today published their Manifesto for Specialist Nutrition 2019. The Association is calling on all parties to ensure that their health and care policies place nutrition at the heart of patient care:
Putting nutrition at the heart of patient care – A manifesto for specialist nutrition

News:  Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years – Open Access Government
18 November 2019.  The number of people with obesity in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new data by Diabetes UK:
Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years

News:  Report: Climate change could ‘wipe out decades of public health gains’, hitting children the hardest – Edie.net
14 November 2019. Without more ambitious action to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement, children born today will face “persistent and pervasive” climate-related health impacts throughout their lives, a major new study has warned:
Report: Climate change could ‘wipe out decades of public health gains’, hitting children the hardest

News: Prue Leith calls for free vegetarian school meals – TES Online
10 November 2019, Charlotte Santry.  Bake Off judge wants school lunch menus to include foods like lentils, ‘Ottolenghi salads’ and frittata:
Prue Leith calls for free vegetarian school meals

News: Children become less active with each year of primary school – Yahoo News
12 November 2019, Marie Claire Dorking.  Children become less physically active as they move through primary school, a new study has found:
Children become less active with each year of primary school

News:  Around 13 million people in England now obese – report – BT News Online
14 November 2019.  It is thought that 80 to 85% of a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is down to being overweight:
Around 13 million people in England now obese – report

News: Why the playground is a place of learning – TES Online
13 November 2019, Colin Harris.  Staff need to recognise the many opportunities for developing social skills that playtime offers:
Why the playground is a place of learning

News: General election 2019: Labour and Lib Dems pledge extra childcare support – BBC Online
9 November 2019, Sean Coughlan.  Labour vowed to spend £1bn on opening 1,000 new early years centres in England, saying they would get parents back to work and help children achieve. The Lib Dems are promising working families subsidised care for children from the age of nine months:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50353568

News: Junk food ad ban will not help reduce child obesity, say peers – Yahoo News
5 November 2019.  Banning junk food adverts before 9pm would not help reduce childhood obesity, a committee of peers has said. Products containing high fat, salt and sugar content could be banned from television before the watershed, the Department of Health and Social Care announced in March as it launched a consultation on the plans:
Junk food ad ban will not help reduce child obesity, say peers

Official statistics: Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2019 to 2020 quarterly data – Public Health England
5 November 2019.  Number and proportion of infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth:
Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2019 to 2020 quarterly data

Official statistics: Child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years: 2019 to 2020 – Public Health England
5 November 2019.  Quarterly local authority metrics on outcomes for children at 2 to 2 and a half years as measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ-3):
Child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years: 2019 to 2020

News: Why are children missing out on free school meals? – TES Online
2 November 2019, Gordon Cairns.  Ensuring that every eligible pupil receives a free school meal would make them more alert in the classroom:
Why are children missing out on free school meals?

Guidance: Dental caries and obesity: their relationship in children – Public Health England
4 November 2019.  Current evidence about the relationship between dental caries and obesity in individuals and populations:
Dental caries and obesity: their relationship in children

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