Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 16

100-Calorie Snacks for Kids?

Sugar in snacks

Recently, Public Health England launched a campaign encouraging parents to limit children’s snacks to no more than 2 a day, with a maximum of 100 calories per snack.  If you’re in the UK, you may have seen the adverts. The data behind this campaign are alarming.  According to PHE, children aged 4-10 get over half …

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Jan 12

National Obesity Awareness Week

Eating disorders are about feelings, not about food

This week is National Obesity Awareness Week, so it seemed appropriate to talk a little about obesity and separate fact from fiction.  I’m probably going to be a little controversial here; as an obese person myself I’ve certainly had time and opportunity to formulate my own views. What is Obesity? The NHS defines an obese …

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