How Does Our Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Work & is it Fuelling Obesity? | This Morning

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme, where you can score a big discount on meals out in August to support the hospitality industry kick starts today. Alice Beer explains how this scheme works and which restaurants are participating. Eamon and Ruth also speak to Steve Miller who believes the scheme undermines the … Read more How Does Our Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Work & is it Fuelling Obesity? | This Morning

A week in interviews

This week, we spoke to chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver on the government’s new anti-obesity strategy and comic actor Harry Shearer from The Simpsons on his new song. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For … Read more A week in interviews

England had worst excess death rate in Europe between March and June – BBC News

New figures show that England suffered the highest rate of excess deaths in Europe between the end of February and the middle of June. The Office for National Statistics compared the number of deaths with the five-year average. The death rate in England was 7.5% higher than in recent years. Spain and Scotland had the … Read more England had worst excess death rate in Europe between March and June – BBC News

Chopper’s Politics Podcast: is the BBC “out of touch”?

Subscribe to Chopper’s Politics for free: https://playpodca.st/chopper Auntie has tightened the purse strings as this weekend millions of over 75s will have to start paying for their license fee. Former Tory Cabinet minister Esther McVey tells the Telegraph’s Christopher Hope why she feels the BBC are out of touch to bring in the move during … Read more Chopper’s Politics Podcast: is the BBC “out of touch”?

Keeping active during lockdown

Four out of five children have had less than one hour of activity per day during the lockdown according to a new report with experts concerned it will make an existing obesity problem worse. One Midlands school that has re-opened to some pupils, showed us how they make lessons more physical. Catherine Reid reports. • … Read more Keeping active during lockdown

Bikes to be prescribed by GPs as Boris Johnson announces cycling revolution to combat obesity

GPs will prescribe bicycles under a £2bn plan to “shift gears” and overhaul couch potato lifestyles. Boris Johnson will launch the scheme, promising thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for those who want it as well and bikes on prescription. Pilot schemes will see GPs in areas with particularly poor health … Read more Bikes to be prescribed by GPs as Boris Johnson announces cycling revolution to combat obesity

Obesity plan to end unhealthy “buy one get one free” offers in England – BBC News

A new strategy for England to help people lose weight includes a ban on “buy one get one free” deals on unhealthy food. There will also be a ban on TV adverts for unhealthy food before 9pm and new requirements to show calories on menus. 63% of adults in England are overweight or living with … Read more Obesity plan to end unhealthy “buy one get one free” offers in England – BBC News

Junk food targeted by UK to tackle obesity and protect against Coronavirus

A ban on television ads for junk food before 9pm, no more “buy one get one free” offers for foods high in fat, salt and sugar – and a big push for the nation to get fitter. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Giving details of the much trailed plan to tackle obesity in England, ministers said if people … Read more Junk food targeted by UK to tackle obesity and protect against Coronavirus

Fighting obesity – what Britain can learn from other countries

Ministers have urged Britons to see the Covid crisis as a “deadly wake-up call” about the dangers of Britain’s obesity levels, but what can we learn from other countries? The obesity strategy here will include restrictions on television advertising and a crackdown on supermarket deals promoting chocolate and crisps. In Japan – where only 3.5% … Read more Fighting obesity – what Britain can learn from other countries

Jamie Oliver: COVID-19 has amplified the need for British children to be fit

Chef Jamie Oliver has suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic has ‘amplified the need for British children to be fit’. His comments come after the government unveiled a new strategy to tackle obesity, which is linked to high coronavirus mortality rates. These measures range from a ban on television adverts for food high in fat, sugar … Read more Jamie Oliver: COVID-19 has amplified the need for British children to be fit

‘I Was Way Overweight’: Boris Johnson Urges Brits to Exercise To Help Tackle Obesity

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a campaign against obesity Monday, announcing he has shed over a stone since recovering from the coronavirus. In a video released by Downing Street, Johnson is seen walking his dog and espousing the benefits of daily exercise. The prime minister said he was “way overweight” when he was diagnosed … Read more ‘I Was Way Overweight’: Boris Johnson Urges Brits to Exercise To Help Tackle Obesity

Should The Government Do More To Tackle Obesity? | This Morning

We’ll be discussing today’s top stories with Matthew Wright and Afua Adom. Broadcast on 27/07/20 Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF Like, follow and subscribe to This Morning! Website: http://bit.ly/1MsreVq YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BxNiLl Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FbXnjU Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Bs1eI1 This Morning – every weekday on ITV and STV from 10:00am. Join Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and … Read more Should The Government Do More To Tackle Obesity? | This Morning

Boris Johnson opens up over his own battle with weight loss

Boris Johnson has launched the Government’s new “Better Health Strategy” campaign to tackle obesity, telling the nation if they protect their health “you’ll be protecting the NHS”. In a video posted online the Prime Minister said he has lost more than a stone since he went into intensive care with coronavirus, admitting: “I was too … Read more Boris Johnson opens up over his own battle with weight loss

Coronavirus: Mexico City Churches Reopen After Lockdown

Mexico City’s Roman Catholic churches, including its main cathedral, began celebrating Mass again Sunday after three months of a pandemic lockdown. “We are filled with joy to be able to receive our faithful and to be with them at this time when it has been so hard for them not to participate in the celebrations,” … Read more Coronavirus: Mexico City Churches Reopen After Lockdown

Prime Minister suggests prescribing exercise to tackle obsesity

Doctors may be told to prescribe cycling to patients as a way to lose weight after Public Health England raised concerns over the risks associated with obesity and COVID-19. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more … Read more Prime Minister suggests prescribing exercise to tackle obsesity