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Tag Archives: nutrition
A borough in London where life expectancy is nine years lower than the national average due to unhealthy diets and lack of exercise has become the first in the United Kingdom to restrict the number of local takeaway outlets. The move by officials at the London Borough of Haringey follows announcements by the UK national government to set a minimum price for a unit of alcohol. It is hoped this will prevent retailers from selling cheap alcohol and will reduce the health and social impacts that excessive drinking places on the public purse.
Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 By HealthScope
We believe one of the most exciting trends in the digital world is the massive amount of convergence going on and the extent to which it is influenced by both the infusion of wireless data and integration with social media. At CES (#ces) this year, you were almost as likely to see a car or an oven as a tablet or a PC. At some level, that’s nothing new. Centuries-old durables like cars and washers were infused with electronics decades ago. But it was awfully hard at times not to take a step back at the amount of sophistication and usability that is coming and say “wow.” As a firm with deep roots in public affairs and corporate responsibility and with health care as our largest global practice, we are well of the obesity crisis, the pressure on food producers to deliver healthy alternatives and the fierce debate going on about the appropriate level of regulatory oversight about how food products are marketed and sold.
Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 By HealthScope
A strong economy requires a healthy population. Investing in prevention and wellness is not just the right thing to do; it makes businesses more competitive and profitable. Healthy employees are more productive, less stressed and have higher morale. This is the very definition of a win-win. And it’s why more companies today recognize the need to develop programs and policies that help their customers and employees live healthier lifestyles.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 By Kirsten Thistle
Today is Blog Action Day. 2250 bloggers from 100 countries have put their hands up to talk about food and take part in a global conversation. The next 24 hours will see a huge global conversation about food from many different perspectives and angles. When I started my career working as a clinical dietitian, someone gave me a great piece of advice that I think is particularly relevant to the theme of Blog Action Day 2011- always remember, everybody is an expert because everybody eats.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 By Melissa Musiker
Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement on “Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media.” According to the AAP, obesity represents a “clear and present danger to the health of children and adolescents.” The statement claims that “most researchers now agree that the evidence linking excessive TV-viewing and obesity is persuasive,” with dozens of longitudinal and correlational studies documenting a connection.
Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 By Melissa Musiker