Obesity Debate

The British Soft Drinks Association said it was committed to supporting the responsible sale of energy drinks

Not enough evidence for energy drink ban: committee

By Noli Dinkovski

A ban on the sale of energy drinks to children could be justified on “societal concerns”, but not on statistical evidence alone, according to a Parliamentary Committee report.

HiE & Fi runs from 27–29 November at Messe Frankfurt

HiE & Ni preview

Consumer trust the focus at healthy ingredients show

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing consumer demand for trust and transparency in food is set to be the leading theme at next week’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows in Frankfurt.

Fortification can be a convenient way to help children consume the nutrients they might otherwise lack in their diets

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Nutrition: fortifying the future

By Nick Hughes

With child obesity very much in focus, food manufacturers are not only looking at what they can take out of foods, but what nutrients and fortification they can put back in to optimise healthy eating.

The FDF welcomed the Government’s more targeted approach to tackling health and obesity

Trade body welcomes Government approach to health issues

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the Government’s targeted approach to tackling health inequalities, covered in the policy paper published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Industry bodies have questioned revisions to rules on food advertising aimed at children

Industry bodies query proposed food advertising changes

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink industry groups have challenged several changes proposed under the revised Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) used to control the advertising and promotion of ‘less healthy’ products to children.

Child obesity levels have hit a record high, according to a Public Health England report

Child obesity trends hit record high

By Aidan Fortune

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to focus on calorie and sugar reduction as levels of severe obesity in children aged 10–11 have reached the highest point since records began.

Roy Ballam, BNF: ‘A lack of reliable information on healthy eating is a huge cause for concern’

Conflicting nutrition advice confuses consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

Conflicting media messages and guidance over food choices is making it difficult for UK consumers to find reliable information on healthy eating, a survey has found.

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