Category Archives: food

carrots, sticks and sermons for the prevention of childhood obesity

I made a post a few weeks ago about the proposed ban on sugary drinks for food stamp users in New York City.  The British Medical Journal has also picked up on this story, and whilst not providing any more … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers in China

I am bemused by this article (“Weight Watchers adapts points systems to China as it seeks growth, CEO says”) I came across regarding the expansion of Weight Watchers into China.  First, the difference two decades can make is incredible – … Continue reading


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The ol’ environment argument again

Reading through the daily health news on New York Times last week, I came across this article, rehashing the argument for making changes to our obesogenic environment as a way forward to tackling obesity – the disease of the decade … Continue reading

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