Britain lacks healthy eating focus as response to COVID-19, say academics

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has failed to adequately support healthy nutrition for its citizens in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, food policy experts said on Friday.

People queue to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine outside a closed down Debenhams store that is being used as a vaccination centre in Folkestone, Kent, Britain January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

In an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Professors Tim Lang of City, University of London, Erik Millstone of Sussex University and Terry Marsden of Cardiff University said a lack of government focus on healthy eating amounted to “a dereliction

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Healthy Living: Survey shows Americans don’t realize harmful hearts effects of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has weighed heavy on our hearts for months. But did you know the virus may actually harm your heart?

A new Cleveland Clinic survey shows some Americans don’t realize the impact COVID-19 can have on heart health.

According to the survey, a quarter of Americans mistakenly believed the virus only affects the lungs, not the heart. Dr. Samir Kapadia says even people who have healthy hearts can experience problems due to a COVID-19 infection. Those with heart disease are at particularly high risk for severe COVID infection and complications, but the survey shows more than 60 percent are unaware.

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Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response

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When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities for governments and households.

Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats. Shutterstock

Food is central to both sets of questions. On the one hand, access to sufficient, nutritious food is threatened. On the other, focusing on food offers promising pandemic response options.

Reports from various countries highlight concerns about the

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The Best Foods to Eat during the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to a Gut-Health Doctor

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Gut health is a hot topic. The trillions of bugs that live in our digestive tract impact our health in myriad ways. A healthy gut is linked to better moods and less stress, and can affect our weight, heart health and more (here are three surprising reasons your gut health matters). In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been wondering if what we eat can help keep us healthy. There’s been research around vitamin D and COVID-19, what foods can help boost your immunity, and if gut health plays a role in

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Civitas Senior Living Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout for All Its Communities, Residents, and Staff Members

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Civitas Senior Living, an owner/operator and industry leader in senior living, has announced that it will be making the COVID-19 vaccination available to all its communities nationwide, including its residents and team members, as the vaccine is made available by federal, state, and local health authorities.

Civitas’ plan is being coordinated with Walgreens and other local Civitas pharmacy partners to conduct on-site community vaccinations. Civitas began its community vaccinations on Dec. 30, 2020 and will continue to provide vaccinations over the next two months. The COVID-19 vaccine is a two-shot series. The

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Food insufficiency linked to depression, anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

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A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found a 25{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} increase in food insufficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insufficiency, the most extreme form of food insecurity, occurs when families do not have enough food to eat. Among the nationally representative sample of 63,674 adults in the US, Black and Latino Americans had over twice the risk of food insufficiency compared to White Americans.

“People of color are disproportionately affected by both food insufficiency and COVID-19,” said Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and lead author on

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