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Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain's school meals
ADHD: why it can make it harder to keep eating habits in check – and what you can do about it
The Relationship Between Unhealthy Eating and ADHD in Children
Stop hiding sugar reduction report and commit to more sugar industry reform
Maternal consumption of soft drinks may be linked to ADHD symptoms in offspring
How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?
A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins of why you're programmed to love sugar
Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?
Is your child a fussy eater? Top tips to help get them back on track
Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity
Eating a high quality diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19
Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit
AI reveals how glucose helps the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Study associates organic food intake in childhood with better cognitive development
Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children
Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Study investigates link between prediabetes and youth beverage intake
Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people
Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages
Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development
Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart
You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do
Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens
Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults
Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks
ADHD is related to high-sugar, unhealthy diets
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
High fructose intake may drive aggressive behaviors, ADHD and bipolar disorder
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Sugary beverages consumed while breastfeeding affect cognitive development in children
Frequent Soft Drink Consumption May Make Adolescents More Aggressive
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts
How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods
18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children
5 September 2019 - The Guardian - Tax on snacks would have 'huge impact' on obesity, say experts
4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity