childhood obesity

Soft drinks
Sep 6 '17 13:10

By the end of next year, Dutch soft drink producers will stop selling sugar-filled soft drinks at high schools in the Netherlands, Raymond Gianotten, director of the Dutch Association for Soft Drinks Waters and Juices, said to RTL Nieuws. By the end of 2018, only light variants of soft drinks will be available at high schools.

"We want to help young people make a healthier choice", Gianotten said. "There are still some ongoing contracts, but as far as we are concerned, this will be done as soon as possible."

candy
Sep 4 '17 11:30

Amsterdam is banning all ads about unhealthy foods that are aimed at children from subway stations in the city, the municipality announced in a press release on Monday. For this initiative, Amsterdam is partnering with the Alliance Stop Child Marketing.

Childhood_Obesity
Jun 14 '17 14:50

Childhood obesity is continuing its steady increase in the Netherlands. Last year 13.4 percent of kids between the ages of 4 and 20 years were overweight, an 10 percent increase compared to 2015, AD reports based on figures from Statistics Netherlands.

Childhood_Obesity
Aug 12 '16 12:10

Kids with overweight parents are more likely to be overweight themselves than children whose parents have normal weights, according to the Health/Lifestyle Monitor by Statistics Netherlands and public health organization RIVM.

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Dec 1 '15 13:40

Scientists at Maastricht University Medical Center discovered a link between a microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract and the risk of childhood obesity - the larger the number of this microbe present, the greater risk of obesity.

Childhood_Obesity
Oct 30 '15 09:36

The city of Amsterdam has teamed up with a number of professionals, including pediatricians, doctors and health insurers, to get the 2,300 morbidly obese children in the city to a healthy weight. The goal for this cooperation is to reduce obesity through more efficient and more organized cooperation, the municipality announced in a press release on Thursday.

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Mar 20 '15 13:34

Only two years after Amsterdam started its new approach to healthy weight, the first results show that there has been a decrease of 16 percent in five year old children with obesity, the municipality of Amsterdam announced in a press release today.

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