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#childhood obesity

From TheJournal.ie Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity 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.

From TheJournal.ie School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK 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.

From TheJournal.ie Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds 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.

From TheJournal.ie Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools 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.

From TheJournal.ie Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits 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

From TheJournal.ie Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge Opinion

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

From TheJournal.ie Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why 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.

From TheJournal.ie Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools? 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.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork healthy snacks start-up has landed a deal with two massive British retailers 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.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please? Childhood Obesity

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.

From TheJournal.ie A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue' 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for ban on schoolyard running to be lifted to help tackle childhood obesity 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 OMG This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children 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.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet Sweet Tooth

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools Junk Food

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister rules out junk food ban 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.

From TheJournal.ie Are sweets at the checkout your downfall? Every Lidl Helps

Are sweets at the checkout your downfall?

Lidl stores in the UK have banned sweets at their checkout counters.

From TheJournal.ie This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie How (and why) families affect childhood obesity Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

From TheJournal.ie 'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service 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.

From TheJournal.ie Playfit creates 10 new jobs in fight against childhood obesity 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.

From TheJournal.ie More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity 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”.

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BREAKING via The Mire wire: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…

From TheJournal.ie Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent 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.

From TheJournal.ie Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport 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.

From TheJournal.ie Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity 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.

From TheJournal.ie One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows 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.

From TheJournal.ie Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really should know this morning…