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Calorie labelling on menus introduced in UK cafes, restaurants, and takeaways

Calorie labelling on menus introduced in UK cafes, restaurants, and takeaways

Adults, Breaking News, Business, children, Food, Health, Law, London, NHS, Obesity, UK news
The UK government implemented on 6 April 2022 a new legislation where all restaurants, cafes and takeaways in England are required to include calorie counts on their menus. The bill was approved in Parliament in 2021 and is compulsory for all institutions that employ more than 250 employees across England, Wales, and Ireland. A team of journalists at Westminster World covered the story Live as it unfolded in London, gathering and collecting the views and opinions of specialists and Londoners. by Westminster World While the desire to provide information to consumers is valuable, using calories to do so limits efficacy, and creates an unpleasant and unhealthy milieu for diners who have a difficult relationship when it comes to eating out. The new legislation has divided the public ...
How will the government level up life expectancy?

How will the government level up life expectancy?

Breaking News, Data Journalism, Explainer, Explainers, Health, Obesity, Science
We have now received the highly anticipated Levelling Up white paper, which will set out how the government will level up those parts of the country left behind. What does this mean, and how will it tackle the issue of geographic differences in life expectancy across the UK? The phrase used by politicians to refer to the process of fixing this issue is ‘levelling up.’ Behind the rhetoric are very real issues severely impacting people’s lives.  Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, visits Grimsby. Credit: Simon Dawson (CC) What does levelling up mean? The House of Commons Library defines a left-behind area as somewhere with "low pay and employment" that leads to "low standards of living." As a result of these factors, the health of a region may also be impac
Obesity in childhood

Obesity in childhood

children, Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Fitness, Food, Health, Medical, NHS, Obesity, Sport, youth
The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.   Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).  Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.  Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

Breaking News, brexit, children, Data Journalism, Explainers, Food, Health, Obesity
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025. The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years. Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...
Beware of maternal obesity, warns England’s Chief Medical Officer

Beware of maternal obesity, warns England’s Chief Medical Officer

Health, Obesity, ReportingWeek2
CMO Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report states that maternal obesity is on the rise, and poses major health risks for both mother and baby. Dame Sally's research reveals that obesity is not only likely to cause complications during pregnancy, but also compromises the health of children in their growing years. According to the report, which closely examines women's health conditions in England,  51 per cent of England’s women are currently overweight or obese. Furthermore, an obese mother could suffer from a variety of issues ranging from decreased fertility to increased chances of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and related complications. For the foetus, an obese mother could increase chances of stillbirth or metabolic and developmental abnormalities. Dame Sally’s rep