Restricting junk food advertising will help address our obesity crisis

Obesity is arguably one of the biggest public health challenges we face today in the UK. Each year around 31,000 deaths from heart and circulatory diseases are attributable to excess weight and obesity in the UK. This devastating loss of life is now similar to deaths caused by smoking – one of the most enduring public health crises of the modern era. 

Obesity is an issue which has accelerated in the UK since the 1990s, and today’s picture is deeply troubling. 

The UK now has the highest rate of childhood obesity in Europe. And sadly, children with obesity are more

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Brockton orgs get $410,000 grant to address food insecurity, housing

BROCKTON — A project to convert motel rooms into permanent housing. A freight container remade into a self-contained farm. A system for area food pantries to better serve the community.

These are the projects three Brockton organizations will bring to life with the help of a $410,000 grant from Beth Israel Lahey Health to address food insecurity and housing stability.

The recipients are Father Bill’s and MainSpring, a homeless shelter that received $205,000; the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South, which received $115,000; and the Charity Guild, a food pantry that got $90,000.

“The best and most important solutions

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$11.2 million in grants awarded to address food security, mental well-being and health equity by Florida Blue Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A behavioral health program to help child trauma victims. A food pharmacy program that provides prescriptions for healthy food. A cultural and linguistic educational curriculum to enhance medical provider-patient interactions. These are just a few programs in Florida that are sharing more than $11 million in grants from the Florida Blue Foundation to improve food security, mental well-being and health equity.

The Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the state’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, announced grants to 29 nonprofits supporting programs that address key drivers of health, many of which

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