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Sugar debate reignites with new report

first_imgHealth campaigners have released findings of higher concentrations of sugar in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks than in a bag of Haribo. Researchers from Action on Sugar claimed that 80 out of 94 fruit snack products surveyed contained more than 47g sugar per 100g with some containing as much as four teaspoons of sugar.They argued that highlighting the products as containing fruit despite having high levels of sugar was misleading parents as to the true credentials of the food.Products pointed out included Tesco’s Yogurt Coated Strawberry Fruit Bites, containing 17.5g/4.4tsp of sugar in a 25g bag. A bag of Haribo Starmix contains just 47g of sugar per 100g.Bread was dragged into the debate as a food possessing ‘hidden’ sugar in wider reporting around Action on Sugar’s report.Action on Sugar is lobbying the government and the food industry to improve diets and the nation’s health by cutting the amount of sugar in food.Tesco recently became the first supermarket to commit to what the group called “a major sugar reduction programme”, pledging to remove added sugar from drinks in their kids range.last_img read more

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Sports Ministry to camp discovered NYG athletes for nurturing – Minister

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Youths and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, on Sunday said the ministry was planning to have a camping system to nurture athletes discovered at the ongoing 5th National Youth Games.Dare told newsmen in Ilorin after addressing some of the discovered athletes that the ministry would go beyond handing the athletes over to the national sports federations for follow-up.He assured that there would be a renaissance in grassroots sports development.He said: “We are going to have some kind of rennaisance when it comes to grassroots development and that is at the local government and the state leveld.“What we are planning to do at the ministry is to hand over the discovered athletes to the different federations.“The work of the federations is to develop these talents further and nurture them.“But, we will be going beyond sending them to the federations, as we want to involve a camping system where we will be able to monitor them and nurture them into sports professionals.”Dare added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was ready to apply the same political will and spirit into sports to address the lingering challenges.He said: “Presently in the country we are facing challenges in terms of resources and its management, but the present administration is ready to direct the will in other sectors into sports.“Also, we will be concentrating on the management, upgrade and maintenance of facilities.”The minister added that the federal sports ministry would help each state surmount its challenges in sports.He said: “Even though it is the responsibility of every state to develop sports, but I understand from my interaction with the Directors of Sports that states are facing challenges.“I will present their case to the National Executive Council (NEC) and, as a follow-up, I will seek appointment with the state governors to present the pertinent issues raised by the Directors where help is needed.“We will also hold a large meeting with the Directors to compare notes and learn how other states are doing better.“Also, we want each state to bring forth a coach and submit same to the ministry,and the ministry would train them occasionally.“This is because part of our challenges is the technical depth of our coaches, which we need to improve upon.”Tags: IlorinNational Youth GamesSunday DareYouths and Sports Developmentlast_img read more

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Borja Mayoral turns 23 with his future in the air

first_imgBorja Mayoral turns 23 on April 5 at a time of football maturity. It is his second year at Levante and this year, before the break, he had more goals (six) than in his entire first season with the Granota team (five). Two of his goals this season, moreover, came on big days: against Madrid at the Bernabéu and against Barcelona at Ciutat.This good sporting moment comes to him in a summer in which, at last, he is going to have a lot to say about his future. In the previous years he had always gone hand in hand with Madrid, looking for assignments that would allow him to grow as a footballer. However, now his contract ends in 2021 and he wants to leave after the next season. to some club to settle in. In Madrid they also welcome this option, but always keeping a buyback option for at least the first two years. The club highly values ​​Mayoral after he has been the best of the youth team in all the categories he has gone through. They believe that in the future he can become a top scorer.In that sense, the harmony between club and player is total. He has always felt respected and valued. Last summer he had to leave on loan because Madrid asked for a price that no team could assume. However this time, entering his last year of contract and in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the white club will have to lower its claims. Among the suitors, Levante is one of the best placed: He wants to keep it in his property after these two years on loan. But the granotas will have competition, because Mayoral is a forward who has a very good lineup both in Spain and abroad …last_img read more

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