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Junk food and children - news

Plant-based doesn’t always mean healthy
Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating
What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?
Is your child a fussy eater? Top tips to help get them back on track
Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity
Eating a high quality diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19
Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit
AI reveals how glucose helps the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
The National Food Strategy
Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Study associates organic food intake in childhood with better cognitive development
Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children
Vegan diets in children may bring heart benefits but pose growth risks
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive
Study investigates link between prediabetes and youth beverage intake
Study links child behaviour problems to prenatal tobacco smoke and traffic density - and diet
Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people
Titanium Teeth
Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart
Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive
Childhood diet has lifelong impact
Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens
Changes to the brain's reward system may drive overeating in mice
Removing this hidden nasty from our food could save thousands of lives
Kid influencers are promoting junk food brands on YouTube—garnering more than a billion views
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away
TV-watching snackers beware: You won't notice you're full if your attention is elsewhere
10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
6 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
4 December 2019 - The Conversation - Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way
10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods
19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Junk food diet may predict future depression symptoms in teens
The rise of Arfid: the truth about the eating disorder that made a teenager go blind
5 September 2019 - The Guardian - Tax on snacks would have 'huge impact' on obesity, say experts
4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity
3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet
3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'