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Obesity and candy

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Each day I receive an electronic newsletter from Advocate Health Care, part of a pro-active program tied to my wife’s health insurance. And like many of us Baby Boomers in America, I could stand to lose some weight. And while not directly linked, the extra pounds I carry probably contributed to the fact that I’ve had my right knee and hip replaced.

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Nestlé steps up efforts to help reduce childhood obesity in the US

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A Nestlé programme in the city of Newark in the United States that teaches parents of young children the fundamentals of good nutrition is to be expanded.

‘Nestlé/Newark Now!’, which was launched in 2012 with Newark’s Mayor Cory A. Booker, will reach twice as many families in year two. Some of the mothers and other women who went through the first programme will become ‘peer educators’.

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Bread beats obesity

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Obesity is becoming a worldwide problem with Germany and Austria facing growing problems as statistics show that Germans spend 105 minutes a day eating. Guest writer Dr Andreas Vollmar, head of development at backaldrin, looks into the issue.

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