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Junk food advertising restrictions prevent almost 100,000 obesity cases and is expected to save the NHS £200m, study reveals

The new study, from SPHR researchers at the University of Sheffield and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), revealed the TfL advertising policy restricting the advertisement of foods high in calories from sugar and fat or high in salt, has led to consumers cutting down on less healthy products.

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Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain’s school meals

School meals in the UK contain lots of highly processed foods, promoting poor health among children and increasing their risk of obesity. British primary and secondary schoolchildren are getting the majority of their lunchtime calories from ‘ultra-processed’ foods, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London and published today in the journal Nutrients.

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Study shows an additional 10,000 children have entered care due to child poverty

A new study led by NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) academics based at LiLaC (University of Liverpool), published in The Lancet Public Health, offers evidence that rising child poverty rates are contributing to an increase in children entering care in England.

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