Companies Voluntarily Stopped Junk Food Ads On Children’s Channels: Centre

The government has said that there is no proposal at present to ban ads promoting junk food on TV NEW DELHI:  The government today said that there is no proposal at present to ban advertisements promoting junk food on television, after nine major food business companies decided not to advertise products with high fat on channels meant for children. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that bodies like the Food and Beverage Alliance of India (FBIA) have already decided to…

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Children’s UAE education could cost expats more than a million dirhams

Expatriate parents in the UAE will end up spending more than Dh1 million on their children’s education, financial experts claim. According to a study by asset management group Old ­Mutual International, the total cost of sending a child to school in the UAE and on to university overseas can add up to nearly Dh1.5m. The company, which sells investment products to savers, said parents can spend as much as Dh562,543 in fees alone by sending their children to a UK or US curriculum school from the age of five to…

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Wellbeing of girls a concern amid report citing a widening gender gap among children’s life experiences

Three new reports from the United Kingdom show that the number of girls reporting to be unhappy is increasing at disturbing rates, with much of the rise related to bullying and body issues. UNESCO photo: Niamh Burke   Instead of happily anticipating the new school year, more and more girls are experiencing stress, according to The Good Childhood Report, a study produced by the Children’s Society and the University of York. Over a five-year span the report shows that the number of girls aged 10 to 15 expressing unhappiness has…

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