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  1. Bad habits blamed as study shows children are getting fatter

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man About 15 per cent of children in Hong Kong are overweight because they have poor diets and habits, a study has found. The figure in 1993 was 10 per cent, according to figures provided by Rita Sung Yn-tz, a professor in the department of paediatrics at Chinese University. She says children increasingly eat at restaurants, skip breakfast and sleep late, which all ...

  2. Snack healthily

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a while, but don't make it a habit. Aileen Ng Wing-tung, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Aileen. Healthy eating is a very important ... If there were no more snacks in the world, there would be both advantages and disadvantages. People who eat a lot of snacks could become fatter and suffer from serious illnesses. However, ...

  3. Everyday healthy eating tips

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... of the plate should be filled up with equal amounts of vegetables and carbohydrates. Get into the habit of eating a piece of fruit after every meal. Health experts agree that the best way to get your ... Wynnie Chan This week Warwick Januscz, 13 Warwick asks: What do we need to eat to stay healthy? Wynnie says: To stay healthy, we need to eat a variety of food. Different foods contain ...

  4. Eating breakfast out blamed for growing girths

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... of 85.7cm. The 235 males weighed 85.8kg and had a waistline of 99cm on average. And 75 per cent of the participants ate out at least once a week. After changing their dietary habits- eating breakfast ... May Chan Study links fatness and eating out Heavy breakfasts eaten out are the main culprit behind bigger waistlines, more body fat and high blood pressure, Chinese University has ...

  5. Quit-smoking option expenses spelled out

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A Democratic lawmaker's proposal to offer smoking offenders a quit course would require the government to pay half the cost of treatment, the Food and Health Bureau says. Andrew Cheng Kar-foo made the suggestion last week in an amendment to ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Karaoke giant sues promoter for not honouring verbal contract Karaoke giant California Red is suing artist promoter Gold Typhoon Entertainment over allegations that it reneged on a verbal business agreement. The writ, filed in the High Court yesterday, cl ...

  7. Choose health over wealth

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents love their children and want them to be happy. They buy many things for their children and spoil them. This can easily lead to bad habits, such as unhealthy eating. Once they get used to junk food, it's difficult to change the habit. Childhood obesity is on the rise all over the world, including Hong Kong. One reason may be a traditional Chinese belief that eating ...

  8. We must heed advice about trouble on a plate

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The logistics of doing so may be challenging, but should nonetheless be encouraged by authorities. Before industrialisation and the popularity of western eating habits, residents generally had ... Hectic lifestyles, desk-bound jobs and eating out are taking a heavy toll on Hong Kong. Surveys show an increasing incidence of people being overweight or obese, which, in turn, is causing ...

  9. Waste not, want not

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with their behaviour. The school provided the fruit with the aim of promoting healthy eating habits, but some students didn't care. I hope they change their attitude and treasure food in the future. Bonnie From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Bonnie. The government organised Joyful Fruit Day last month to encourage students and teachers to get into the habit of eating fruit regularly. ...

  10. Better diet makes for happier kids

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... New research shows replacing sugary, greasy snacks with fruit and vegetables cuts down bullying, writes Elaine Yau Healthy eating habits among pupils can reduce the problem of bullying ... should do more to change the eating habits of children. They have to be regularly reminded of the need to eat more fruit and vegetables,' said Mr Lee. ...




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