Could food-related health taxes change food choices in Ghana?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every corner of the globe, researchers have uncovered evidence about the routes of transmission, virulence, and short- and long-term consequences for those infected. Some of the major findings in COVID-19 research were around pre-existing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, and hypertension. Scientists found […]

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Food parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Childhood overweight and obesity have increased globally over the past two decades1. Such increases have been linked to the consumption of unhealthy diets, physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyles2.¬† Environmental conditions characterising neighbourhoods, homes and institutions like schools can moderate such behavioural factors2. During the school term, children spend a considerable amount of time (approximately seven […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: potential long-term impacts on the nutritional status of Ghanaian children

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted social and economic activities across much of the world. As of 09 April 2020, over one million COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide, and about 23% (336,780) of these have recovered. Sadly, about 6% (89,435) have died from the virus or related complications.1 Africa was the last continent […]

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