Should stores ban you from buying junk food online? asks FEMAIL

Claire Foges supports the proposition that stores could ban you from buying junk food online

YES 

By Claire Foges 

A family bag of toffee popcorn; a super-sized packet of chocolate buttons; a 12-pack of cola: add to basket!

Now that so many of us are doing our food shopping online, there is even more temptation to pile our (virtual) trolleys high with naughty-but-nice things.

If you were in an actual supermarket, you might think twice before lobbing in another packet of biccies with your gluttony on display. But not so when calorie-laden snacks are just a click away.

So bravo to Will Quince MP and KPMG policy-maker Mark Essex, guests on a podcast which discussed a smart idea to stop us all rolling out of our houses come the end of lockdown: supermarket shoppers online should be able to opt in to a system that blocks them from putting junk

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Michelle Obama Is Hosting New Kid-Friendly Cooking Show ‘Waffles + Mochi’ On Netflix

Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX
Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

From Women’s Health

Are you sitting down right now? Because Michelle Obama just announced that she’s about to star in a new cooking show for kids (and parents!) called Waffles + Mochi on Netflix.

The former First Lady shared the news of the upcoming debut in an Instagram post that racked up 333, 160 likes in just an hour. So yeah, people are excited.

“This is something I’ve been working on for a while now, and I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you all about it,” Michelle wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself being hugged by adorable Muppets-like characters. While the show is ~technically~ for the pint-sized crowd, it looks like something adults can get into, too.

But…what is Michelle’s new show about, exactly? Here’s everything you need to know about Waffles + Mochi:

When does Waffles + Mochi premiere?

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New guidelines to protect food delivery riders after spate of deaths on Sydney roads

More than two months after a spate of delivery rider deaths on Sydney roads, a SafeWork NSW taskforce has found riders’ lack of familiarity with NSW road rules and the use of “poorly maintained and unsafe” bicycles or motorbikes were common hazards that led to injuries.

The Gig Economy Joint Taskforce was set up to investigate after four fatal traffic incidents in late 2020, and on Monday issued draft guidelines to food delivery companies and riders, in a bid to provide better protection for workers.

Two men working for Uber Eats died following collisions in late September, while another fatality occurred in November after a crash with a car at Rockdale in Sydney’s south.

A fourth man died after being hit by a truck carrying an excavator in Redfern in November.

Unrealistic delivery times need to change

The taskforce said common hazards that needed to be managed included “unsafe

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Opinion | Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

Unfortunately, ultra-processed foods aren’t as readily condemned as tobacco. While we know that nicotine is addictive and that cigarettes deliver a range of carcinogens, there are many ways (yet no single way) that the standard American diet increases the risk of other causes of premature death. The interactions among calorie intake, exercise, fat accumulation, insulin resistance and genetic background, along with other environmental factors that cause diet-related diseases (such as stress and generational poverty), are variable and complicated.

What is indisputable is that a better diet leads to better health. And most people know that a “good” diet is one that cuts back on ultra-processed foods and substitutes relatively unprocessed plant foods. (You can tinker at the margins, but it’s pretty much that simple.) On this, all responsible global experts agree.

But knowledge and sound advice aren’t enough: When most choices are destructive, it’s hard to choose wisely. And between

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