New research confirms what most people know: highly processed foods, including certain types of chocolate, pizza, burgers and French fries are among the most addictive and trigger an inclination to overeat.
Hard on the heels of tax proposals which would see a 5 €cent rise on a glass of beer at street-side bars and cafés, France’s socialist government is proposing a 300% tax hike on palm oil, long considered a factor in obesity.
Doctors in Ontario want to dissuade the public from buying junk foods and calorie laden drinks, like pop, by imposing new rules that would require new warning labels on the packaging, similar to the graphics seen on cigarette packs.
Childhood obesity has been labelled a form of neglect by the parents, so how can we educate ourselves before we all start getting prosecuted? According to UK social services, fat kids have been involved in child protection cases, 20 in the last year