Messages matter: Are junk food ads creating a crisis for today’s children?
Advertisements featuring junk food and even cartoon characters endorsing unhealthy foods can lead to problems for children today
10.9 million people died due to poor diets in 2017: Report
Global Burden of Disease study highlights how low consumption of healthy food is better than more consumption of unhealthy foods
UK may ban junk food ads, should India follow?
Since India lacks regulatory framework for promotion of foods items containing high fat, salt and sugar, experts feel a similar step could …
Why are boys more malnourished than girls in India?
Going by a recent study on malnutrition in children in 10 Indian cities, parental bias for boys could be pushing them closer to junk …
South Africa to impose tax on sugary drinks from April 2018
South African parliament has passed a tax bill on carbonated drinks, which are now the third most commonly consumed beverage among very young …
Lifestyle diseases are the biggest killers in India
Down To Earth’s recently launched biennial publication shows crucial links between environment and health, some of them yet …
Availability of junk food is changing children's diet in India
Packaged food is fast replacing balanced diet among schoolchildren, especially in urban India, warns the latest study by Centre for Science …
Awareness alone not enough to address lifestyle diseases
Adolescent children know that unhealthy food is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, yet they indulge in eating junk food, a study has …
Sin tax for redemption
The Goods and Services Tax of 40 per cent on “sugar-sweetened aerated and flavoured water” has a big bang impact on public health
India has the second highest number of obese children in the world
Some 14.4 million children in India are affected by obesity, and its occurrence is increasing rapidly
WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
Ghebreyesus needs to use his strong mandate – notably from the Global South – to truly reform the WHO
Maharashtra bans sale and availability of junk food in schools
Junk food in schools to be replaced by traditional and healthy food in the state