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Lessons From The Pima Indians

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It’s fun and exciting to think that all the promotion of fiber out there is a bunch of nonsense, but the more I look into the matter, and the more well-balanced my own perspectives become on health and nutrition, the more I realize that the anti-fiber brigade is way off the mark.

While there have been cases of banning sale of junk food in school canteens and talks of fat tax, now FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has also recommended an additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content for children across television, websites and social media.

Despite McConnell’s public push to distinguish the Senate health-care effort from the secretive House process by focusing recent Republican lunches on health care and meeting with a smaller group of senators to discuss it, some critics say he is repeating the lower chamber’s mistake of crafting the bill too privately.healthhealth

First things first – a big congratulations to Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital Arts for Health service, which has been successful in securing £50,000 from the People’s Project Big Lottery Fund to deliver a comprehensive programme of music with children and families on the wards.health