Factwire: Hong Kong’s ‘healthy’ food labelling scheme may mislead shoppers

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A government food labelling scheme designed to promote healthy eating among Hongkongers has a loophole: products tagged as low in one potentially unhealthy ingredient may be high in another one.

At least 12 products labelled “low sugar” or “no sugar” under the voluntary “Salt/Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products contain excessive sodium or salt; similarly, at least five products labelled “low salt” or “no salt” contain excessive sugar, FactWire has found.

After receiving inquiries from FactWire, the government removed over 30 per cent of the products under the scheme from its website with the consent of their manufacturers or

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Doctors say these nutrients are essential to healthy eating

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(WKBN) – Food is an important part of many people’s lives, but not all food is the same. Some people even have food insecurity, which goes beyond just feeling hungry.

Lots of foods have carbohydrates and proteins.

But those aren’t the only nutrients people need to live a healthy life.

The human body has different processes that are constantly occurring and certain nutrients are vital to making those processes function properly.

When our bodies lack nutrients, those processes won’t work as they should which could potentially lead to some health problems.

“Often times, you know, people will consume foods that

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Letters: Community colleges | Realistic recall

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I am a community college student that has adapted online learning since March 2020. I strongly oppose this recall election because Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the most recent budget that benefits California community college students by allotting $100 million for student housing and food insecurity. Newsom has supported and enacted policies that benefit the most vulnerable groups in California, including low-income students like myself.

This recall is a blatant attack on the civil rights, liberties, and policies that

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Growing From the Heart promotes healthy food, sharing

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HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Michelle Seguin of the Portage Health Foundation has banded together with other like-minded health food lovers to share that love with the community by forming a group called Growing From the Heart.

“In 2020, right when the pandemic started, we developed a program that was kind of modeled off the nationwide program called Plant a Row for the Hungry, which encourages people to plant literally an extra row in their garden to donate to food pantries,” Seguin said.

Growing From the Heart began as a mission to donate home grown produce to those in need

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Candy v kale: healthy food comes to US corner stores in fight against ‘retail redlining’ | Food poverty

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When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.

It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.

“The reality is there’s a need for more fresh food options,” says Pounder, food access director of Arcadia, a local non-profit. “When there are no grocery stores within walking distance or even a

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Why is Eating Healthy Food Crucial at This Point of Time? Read on

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After getting infected with coronavirus, the body needs more protein-rich and nutritious food. People who are infected with the covid-19 virus need to work on building stronger immunity. This is possible only if they have a healthy diet followed by other health choices. What we eat right now is linked with preventing, fighting and recovering from Covid-19 infection.Also Read – 7 Most Important Nutrients to Eat During Pregnancy

There is no guarantee as to what food will prevent getting affected by Covid-19. However, the inclusion of these food groups is important to support and build immunity. Also Read –

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