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FOOD FOR KIDS: Are we making progress on childhood obesity?

By Elaine Watson

Childhood obesity in the US affects almost one-in-five children aged 2-19yrs. Rates vary by age, but are highest among Hispanic and African Americans, and continue to rise. So what can we do about it, and are existing strategies failing children?

The free office pizza is piling up the calories for many Americans, says the CDC. Pic: ©GettyImages/Ivanko_Brynjakovic

Freebie office snacks full of empty promises, says CDC report

By Gill Hyslop

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that free snacks at work make up a weighty amount of the – empty – calories daily consumed by approximately 140 million working Americans.

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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

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