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Tencent Opinion Piece on video games and mental health

Professor Chris Bullen and Jinsong (Jimmy) Chen have published an opinion piece on the Tencent news site about video game engagement during the COVID-19 lockdown and their effect on mental health. The piece was read more than 5000 times within 15 minutes of its publication. You can read the translation and find the original piece below.





Reducing NZ Children’s Sugar Intakes: Guidance from DIET programme

A recent publication from the DIET Programme team outlines proposed targets that would reduce, by 20%, the total sugar content of packaged foods and beverages commonly consumed by New Zealand children through reformulation (i.e. healthier recipe) and/or reductions in portion size.





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