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Caterers are committed to providing healthier food

Caterers are committed to providing healthier food

The Agency has been working in partnership with more than 45 major UK caterers to provide healthier choices for their customers when eating out.

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2010 National Breakfast Club AwardsWeb link

Do you know of a breakfast club whose good work should be celebrated? If so, enter the 2010 National Breakfast Club Plus Awards, and the club could win £2,000. There is also a prize for the local authority who has done the most to support and develop breakfast clubs.



Take the 21-day Sat Fat ChallengeWeb link

The Food Standards Agency has launched a phone application to enable people to take a 21-day challenge to help them cut down on saturated fat. The application will allow you to pick your own challenge for each of the 21 days, like using 1% fat milk in hot drinks for a day.



Junk food fills children's lunchboxesWeb link

Children's lunchboxes remain full of unhealthy food, new research from Leeds University shows.



TV increases risk of heart disease deathsWeb link

Couch potatoes and computer users face higher risk of death from heart disease, strokes and cancer, warn scientists.



Hormones 'govern ability to breastfeed' Web link

Mothers who find breastfeeding so hard that they give up should not blame themselves, researchers say.



Growing Schools  learning in the living environmentWeb link

Growing Schools aims to give all children the opportunity to connect with the living environment, whether it is an inner city window box or a vast country estate, a school veg plot or a natural woodland.



The nature of food - why good food doesn't have to cost the earthWeb link

Natural England and celebrity chef Prue Leith have teamed up to produce a report which looks at some favourite dishes and the health of the countryside and wildlife. The report demonstrates that good food does not have to cost the earth.



Over a million kids weigh in to tackle obesityWeb link

New statistics published today from the National Child Measurement Programme, support emerging evidence that the rapid rise in child obesity has levelled off.



Food Standards Agency consultation on scheme to show calories on menusWeb link

The FSA is seeking views on how a voluntary scheme to display calorie information on menus would work best in practice. A calorie labelling scheme would help people make healthier choices when they are eating out. The consultation closes on 11 March.



The new national strategy for mental health has been launchedWeb link

New Horizons: Towards A Shared Vision for Mental Health is a cross-government programme of action to help improve everyone's mental well-being and the services that provide mental health care. The strategy replaces the 10 year old National Service Framwework for Mental Health.




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