Children’s mental health: it’s time to put wellbeing on the curriculum

September 11, 2017

It’s no secret that low-level disruption, burnout, anxiety, absence and mental health problems affecting staff and pupils alike are on the rise. A 2016 Education Support Partnership (ESP) survey suggested 84% of teachers have suffered from mental health problems at some point over the last two years. A 2017 report by the Children’s Commissioner for England also […]

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How walnuts can help control appetite

September 11, 2017

Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. “We don’t often think about how what we eat impacts the activity […]

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10 tips from a dietitian

September 11, 2017

Nutritionists and dietitians from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a general information column to The Baltimore Sun’s health blog. The latest post is from Rebecca Drudi. People are constantly bombarded with nutrition information from social media and news stories. Instead of hopping on the next trendy diet bandwagon, aim for long-term lifestyle […]

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Forget milk, dark or white, there could be a NEW type of chocolate — Ruby

September 11, 2017

A Swiss chocolate giant claims to have invented a new chocolate type: ‘ruby’, adding to the already existing — milk, dark and white — list. Barry Callebaut claims to have used ruby cocoa bean to create the chocolate, which has berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the claims are […]

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The Breakfast Club of Canada Hosts Global Child Nutrition Forum to Discuss School Meal Programs and Calls on Policymakers for National Nutrition Strategy for Canadian Children

September 11, 2017

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As families transition into the new school year this September, the Breakfast Club of Canada is reminding Canadians that nearly one million children across the country live in poverty and are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access […]

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New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing

September 11, 2017

If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty. An example of this is Moby-Dick. It’s a timeless novel by an acclaimed writer, and most people haven’t read it. The complete text […]

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Fat shaming doctors may harm obese people mentally, physically

September 11, 2017

Fat shaming done by health care providers can take a toll on overweight people’s physical health and well-being, according to a study. The findings showed that obese people often fall victims to medical discrimination by doctors in the form of disrespectful treatment, lectures about weight loss, embarrassing comments, and a less thorough examination. “Disrespectful treatment […]

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Exercise in childhood may cut obesity and cancer risk

September 11, 2017

Exercise during childhood and adolescence may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, researchers have claimed. The findings, based on the mouse study, revealed that the bone has the capacity to retain “memory” of its effects long even after the exercise has stopped. This bone […]

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