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UK obesity plan attacks sugar - but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough UK Obesity Plan Attacks Sugar - But Calculating Sugar In Yogurt And Dairy Beverages Is Tough

The document notes that today nearly a third of children aged two to 15 are overweight or obese, and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. It estimates that the economic cost was A 5.1bn related to overweight and obesity-related ill-health in 2014/15.

Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise Farm Safety Top Priority With Farm Tourism On The Rise

Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating local farmers about how to mitigate public health risks as more peo... HARTFORD, Conn. - With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors.

Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users Of Free Web Kiosks

An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. The city doesn't track who's using the new LinkNYC terminals, but anecdotal evidence suggests many users are living on the streets.

For kids, no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day For Kids, No More Than 6 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day

Children, ages 2 to 18, should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Researchers called limiting a child's added sugar consumption to six teaspoons -- equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams -- "an important public health target" in a paper published in the journal Circulation on Monday.

The government is buying $20 million in surplus cheese The Government Is Buying $20 Million In Surplus Cheese

The United States currently has a massive cheese stockpile. And Uncle Sam is stepping in to help buy up the excess.

Howard Johnson's restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more Howard Johnson's Restaurant To Close, Leaving Only 1 More

In this April 16, 2015 photo, the Howard Johnson Inn and Restaurant is seen in Bangor, Maine. One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close Sept.

Oh no, here comes Hojo's last stand Oh No, Here Comes Hojo's Last Stand

One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips and ice cream - and a slice of roadside Americana. Howard Johnson hotel owner Sally Patel says the last day for the restaurant at her hotel in Bangor, Maine, is Sept.

Tesco will brand its fruit with a union flag in future, with the country of origin clearly displayed Tesco Will Brand Its Fruit With A Union Flag In Future, With The Country Of Origin Clearly Displayed

The supermarket giant featured a prominent St Andrew's cross on a range of produce from Scotland sold throughout the UK. However, it has now replaced that flag with the Union flag, including in Scotland, after revealing that English customers complained that similar products grown in England did not carry St George's cross on packaging.

Curious flock to KFC's fried-chicken scented sunscreen Curious Flock To KFC's Fried-chicken Scented Sunscreen

With a little help from fast-food chain KFC, thousands of fried chicken lovers aren't going to find themselves a little extra crispy from laying out in the sun too long this summer. Curious flock to KFC's fried-chicken scented sunscreen With a little help from fast-food chain KFC, thousands of fried chicken lovers aren't going to find themselves a little extra crispy from laying out in the sun too long this summer.

Animal rights campaigners slam reported extension of badger cull Animal Rights Campaigners Slam Reported Extension Of Badger Cull

David Bowles, the RSPCA's head of public affairs, said the cull - an attempt by the Government to eradicate bovine tuberculosis - was not necessary. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs refused to confirm or deny reports from the BBC that the cull would be extended.

California lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill California Lawmakers Revive Farmworker Overtime Bill

California's state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers the same overtime pay as people who work in other industries, a last-ditch effort to reverse a nearly 80-year-old practice of exempting field hands from wage rules. The provision passed with only Democratic support after a debate over whether it would help or hurt an estimated 829,000 people who work on California farms harvesting fruit and vegetables, tending dairy cows and performing a wide variety of other agricultural tasks.

This tiny icon is Weight Watchers' solution to a key problem... This Tiny Icon Is Weight Watchers' Solution To A Key Problem...

Nutrition labels, which haven't been updated since 1994, are notoriously confusing. But if you're looking to lose weight, the information they include - from calories to sugar, fat, and protein - is important.

Check out the 7 best showstoppers in the history of the Great British Bake Off Check Out The 7 Best Showstoppers In The History Of The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off has seen some truly exceptional showstoppers, with each year's amateur bakers combining flavours and crafting elaborate designs in their bid to be crowned winner. "That is one of the best things I've seen in bread ever" @PaulHollywood on The Other Paul's lion showstopper.

Crop mob descends on Vermont farm to harvest and weed crops Crop Mob Descends On Vermont Farm To Harvest And Weed Crops

In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, photo, a team of volunteers called a crop mob, weed root vegetables at Maple Wind Farm, in Bolton, Vt. Volunteers gather periodically at Vermont farms to help with weeding and harvesting of vegetables as a way to help out farms and learn more about agriculture.

Use orange juice to tame the heat in spicy shrimp dish Use Orange Juice To Tame The Heat In Spicy Shrimp Dish

This July 29, 2016 photo shows a salad of spicy grilled shrimp with hearts of palm, avocado, and orange in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton.

From hellish tennis cakes to a psychic octopus: 5 of the weirdest... From Hellish Tennis Cakes To A Psychic Octopus: 5 Of The Weirdest...

The Great British Bake Off encourages creativity, but some of the contestants have created truly weird breads and cakes over the past six series. The amateur bakers have also had to contend with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's fiendish technical challenges, trying their hand at everything from flaounes to mokatines.

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire this weekend Top 10 Things To Do In Lancashire This Weekend

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Witches and wizards will descend upon Lancaster Castle for a spectacular event, creating a School of Wizardry teaching potion classes and providing charms lessons alongside outdoor cinema screenings from the Harry Potter series over the bank holiday weekend.

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