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Kids bombarded with junk food, booze ads – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 11th, 2017.

How to track the quantity of junk food and alcohol advertising kids are exposed to? Stick a camera on them. That’s what Kiwi researchers have done in a series of new research papers showing the extent of advertising children are exposed to on a daily basis. The Kids’Cam project put cameras on 168 Wellington children, […]

Childcare lunches don’t meet nutrition guidelines – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 16th, 2017.

More than half of three and four-year-old children in Auckland and Waikato attend early childhood centres where food is provided daily, but most providers don’t serve food that meets nutrition guidelines, according to University of Auckland research. Published this week in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, the research surveyed over 250 […]

‘Cut fat and salt now to save lives’ – UK watchdog

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 24th, 2010.

A hard-hitting report from the UK health watchdog group National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) calls on government and the food industry to cut salt and fat from processed foods — a move it says would save tens of thousands of lives a year. The report recommends a public health approach to combat […]

Experts on 60 Minutes artificial food colouring piece

Peter Griffin posted in on July 2nd, 2009.

A report by TV3’s 60 Minutes this week on the effects of artificial food colouring (‘Off Colour’, Monday 29 June), has attracted criticism from nutrition experts, both over the science behind the report and of the on-camera ‘experiment’ it contained. In the experiment, two groups of children were given different food – one group was […]

Junk food back on the school menu

Peter Griffin posted in on February 27th, 2009.

A new paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal discusses the Government’s recent decision to remove the healthy food policy for schools. The authors of the paper, Jennifer Utter, Robert Scragg, Teuila Percival and Robert Beaglehole, suggest that the removal of the 2008 clause in the National Administration Guidelines requiring schools to make […]

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