10% of children are already obese by the time they start primary school


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10% of children are ALREADY obese by the time they start primary school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 20 February 2013 One in 10 children are obese when they start school, worrying figures suggest.

NHS Hospital cutbacks "have left one nurse to every 18 patients"


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Hospital cutbacks 'have left one nurse to every 18 patients': Front-line health staff put Health Secretary on the spot Jobs ‘at risk’ because of spending cuts, according to Royal College of Nursing study Community nurses among those facing the chop A total of 26,000 jobs already gone in last two yearsLansley receives frosty reception at nursing conference | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 14 May 2012 Nurses have told the Health Secretary they are routinely being left alone on wards caring for up to 18 patients at a time.

Nurseries to put curries and risotto on the menu in shake-up to meet new nutrition guidelines


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Nurseries to put curries and risotto on the menu in shake-up to meet new nutrition guidelines Forget fizzy pop – new list of approved drinks includes diluted apple or orange juice, whole milk or water Fish fingers, chicken nuggets, chips and cheesy pasta will no longer have a place on the menus of the nation’s nurseries under new nutrition guidelines. Lamb curry, mixed bean and root vegetable stew, lasagne, risotto, pilchards and tuna are the distinctly cordon bleu creations being recommended for toddlers. The new voluntary guidelines have been backed by the Government and have been developed by the School Food Trust following concern about the poor meals offered by many private nurseries

Obesity: Britons fail to battle the bulge as 26 per cent of men AND women classed as obese


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Britons fail to battle the bulge as 26 per cent of men AND women classed as obese Just over 80 per cent of men aged between 55 and 74 were classed overweight or obese Britons are fighting a losing battle against the bulge with more than a quarter of men and women classed as clinically obese for the first time. Today”s report from the NHS Information Centre revealed that 26 per cent of men and women were obese in 2010. This has increased from 13 per cent of men and 16 per cent of women in 1993