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FIG NewsBites - February 2013

In this issue:

  • Food Advertising Code Compliance report
  • Fat Tax Withdrawn
  • White Hat Bias
  • Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People
  • Eat Your Breakfast
  • Fonterra Milk in Schools
  • ‘Lower-Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business’
  • Obesity Prevalence in Young Children Declines – Adults Plateau
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FIG NewsBites - Dec 2011

In this edition:
- QSRs tackle health issues
- Nestlé invests in our kids
- Kiwis eat too much salt
- Cars redesigned for the obese
- Air passenger stands for 7 hrs
- Obese boy taken from family
- Exercise overpowers 'obesity gene'
- Unhealthy to pay more
- Slim truth in fat figures
- Unprofessional 'research' criticised

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FIG NewsBites - March 2012

 

In this edition:

- Academics demonstrating bad habits
- The argument rages…..
- “Vanity” more powerful than health
- Majority check nutritional info
- Salad or fries with that?
- Welcome trends
- Fat too PC for straight talking Disney
- Pentagon pledges more fruit and vege

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FIG NewsBites - February 2012

In this edition:

- At last, a fall in obesity stats!
- US obesity rates leveling off
- Meanwhile, Oz men getting fatter
- Whole of society needs to contribute
- In-your-face advertising
- Fat doctors no help
- Obese girls bully more
- Cycling & walking stats tell a story
- L.A. County's exercise-friendly infrastructure
- No link to junk food in schools
- Obesity infectious?
- Norway's butter meltdown
- Focus moves from fat to sugar
- Hormone triggers calorie-burning
- BPA in canned goods linked to obesity
- Anti-psychotic meds lead to obesity
- Healthy eating trends around the world

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FIG NewsBites - Oct 2011

In this edition:

- NSW - kids' obesity plateauing across all classes 
- UN: industry & self-regulation vital parts of solution
- Rethink on food marketing regulation
- Progress of Trans Tasman Food Labelling
- Myth of the low-fat diet
- Uproar over "fat tax"
- Labour Party plans mandatory sport
- Alberta tries new approach
- US politician's size sparks debate
- Call on Govt "to tell the truth"
- Obesity & fertility treatments don't mix
- Pioneering obesity pills

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FIG NewsBites - Sept 2011


In this edition:
- Fun & food a thing of the past?
- New HP recipe upsets fans
- Slow, considered enjoyment of food
- Coincidence? Rise in antibiotic use and obesity
- NZ medical specialists urge action
- Phone apps display “traffic lights”
- Weight Watchers works
- Anorexia counselling helps obesity
- Confusion over Ecuador's rules
- Online socialising makes us fat?


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FIG NewsBites - August 2011

In this edition:

- Eat healthily at Burger King
- Biology & culture’s part in obesity
- Children 'getting weaker because they don't climb trees'
- Healthier kids in the Waikato
- Parents ignoring warnings
- Global Resolutions from Consumer Goods Industry
- Nicotine may treat obesity
- Eating out boosts obesity
- Greed not laziness explains epidemic
- Doubt on effectiveness of salt reduction
 

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FIG NewsBites - July 2011

In this edition:

- Weight Watchers' approved breakfast at McDonald's
- Obesity back in political fray
- "Eat Wise and Exercise" campaign
- Focus on diet components
- Pressure to go on world leaders
- Gorilla diet could explain obesity
- Quick drink : quick fix
- "The Plate" easier to understand
- Low birth weight & obesity
- Resveratrol compensates for sedentary lifestyle

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FIG NewsBites - June 2011

In this edition:

NZ News:
- Sleep’s link to childhood obesity
- Christchurch rattles the scales
- Interactive games work for weight loss
- Unanswered questions over pregnancy diet
Overseas News:
- Workplace contributing to obesity
- Hawaii Targets Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
- Changing attitudes vs. harrassment
- New Calorie Labels Appearing on Beverages
- Pleasure dominates food innovation
- Omega-3 in food & drink set to ‘boom’
- Illinois Senate Rejects Trans Fat Bill
Opinion Pieces:
- The solution is family
- Stop blaming genetics

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FIG NewsBites April 2011


In this edition:

- Sanitarium's new traffic light labelling.
- Parents key to ending childhood obesity.
- 107% jump in restricted or no-advertising TV.
- Obesity decline amongst Australian preschoolers.
- "Pester power" on the rise.
- God only knows why. The scientists sure don't.

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FIG Newbites - March 2011

In this edition:

- Food Industry action against obesity in NZ
- Sth Korea woos obese patients
- 'Chilled out' people have higher obesity risk
- Doctor urges new view of obesity
- Moderation in 'healthy' foods too
- Brown fat might help weight reduction
- Parents' work schedules linked to fat kids
- Obesity linked to income and education
- Solid food timed to lower babies' risk

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