Wednesday, 22 July 2015

nutrition, poverty, solutions

today's post: scurvy and rickets!
rickets in children

Very bad 'health' news from the poor districts in South Wales. Following on from our article on the 'superfoods' that aren't widely promoted by the food 'industry', here is very sad news ... Scurvy and rickets are both reappearing in children; deficiency diseases that were thought to be permanently eradicated.

Fast food and children don't belong together.

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5 comments :

  1. Sad news indeed. I'm surprised that there are no organizations distributing food in the poor areas. Though locally there are children who can only count on a free school lunch as their only meal of the day....while parents smoke away money needed for food.

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  2. Your local children?

    In Britain it is more a problem of heavily advertised junk food replacing good food. Much of the best food is cheaper than the junk. I know things are different in the USA through subsidies and lobbyists supporting the huge "food" corporations.

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  3. #children must leave school able to #cook #wellbeing

    “I was also surprised at some of the issues affecting secondary school education. There is a shortage of ­qualified home economics teachers. There are some departments which are not even in operation because they can’t find teachers who have the right skills.”

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotlands-food-tsar-kids-leave-7456198

    via wellbeing news

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  4. children Agency Celebrates 60 Years Serving #children with New Report on Child #wellbeing children news


    For more than 60 years, Tennessee children have had a voice in Tennessee government.

    A permanent commission was authorized to advocate for children, beginning in 1955 as the Commission on Youth Guidance and continuing through several changes in name and roles to the current Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY).

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  5. Scottish higher #education should be for all, not the gilded few education news


    The gap between the numbers of rich and poor students in Scotland attending university has widened once more. We have now entered the 11th year of SNP power in Scotland and the attainment gap, the territory on which Nicola Sturgeon asked us to judge her and her party at the ballot box, shows no signs of contracting.

    The figures show that under 10% of new admissions to Scottish universities in 2016 came from the most deprived backgrounds, an increase of just 10 students in the last two years.

    In the same period, there was an increase of 100 from the country’s wealthiest areas.

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