24-hour activity guidelines to promote healthy lifestyle habits, Singapore News & Top Stories

Posted on Category:Healthy Lifestyle

Guidelines to promote healthy lifestyle habits were launched yesterday after it was found that young people spent too much time on screen viewing, got inadequate sleep and did not exercise enough.

The guidelines give parents and children step-by-step suggestions on how to strike a balance between using devices like phones and laptops, and undertaking more physical activity.

They stem from international guidelines and a KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) survey, which polled 100 parents of children aged five to 14, in November.

The poll found that 43 per cent did not do any vigorous physical activity, while 32 per

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WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities | Features Local

Posted on Category:Healthy Food

Public settings, such as schools, childcare centres, nursing homes, hospitals and correctional facilities and all other canteens of public institutions, can play a key role in ensuring people are provided with healthy food and helping prevent the eight million annual deaths currently caused by unhealthy diets.

A new WHO Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings. The action framework also aims to reduce preventable diseases and deaths from high consumption of

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