Obesity Debate

30% of adolescents' calories come from soft drinks

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Drinks manufacturers must reduce sugars: PHE

By Rod Addy

Drinks manufacturers must work to reduce the amount of sugars in their products to lower the nation’s calorie intake, according to Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief nutritionist.

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Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

More research is needed to combat obesity, said Jon Poole, IFST chief executive

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Obesity crisis demands more food science research

By Michael Stones

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free, one-hour video on the subject earlier this...

Berger: 'The new approach will be one of partnership and empowerment'

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Labour: taxing unhealthy foods ‘not fair’

By Rod Addy

Labour has shunned sugar tax plans in favour of working collaboratively with the food industry to make foods healthier, according to shadow health minister Luciana Berger.

Many high-calorie foods gave no 'feeling of satiation', so encourage over-eating, said MacGregor

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Anti-sugar campaigners flag up satiety message

By Rod Addy

Unhealthy foods don’t satisfy consumers’ appetites in the same way as other foods, meaning they end up eating more, fuelling the obesity “pandemic”, according to campaigners.

Obesity experts sum up webinar messages

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Obesity webinar speakers sum up key messages

By Michael Stones

Calls to base Britain’s obesity debate on a more scientific footing and the urgent need to reformulate food and drink products were just two of the key messages speakers took from the Food Manufacture Group’s obesity webinar last week.

New research revealing 700 new cases of diabetes a day is 'a national health emergency': Diabetes UK

Over 700 diabetes cases/day is 'health emergency'

By Michael Stones

A new study revealing that more than 700 Britons a day are diagnosed with obesity-related diabetes constitutes a “national health emergency”, warns the boss of Diabetes UK.

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Give food science a chance: obesity webinar experts

By Michael Stones

Give food science a greater role in the debate about the roots and remedies of Britain’s obesity crisis, urged nutrition experts in their opening remarks at the Food Manufacture Group’s obesity webinar.

Don't miss your free place at tomorrow's one-hour, independent obesity webinar

Still time to register for free obesity webinar tomorrow

By Michael Stones

There’s still time to register for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots and remedies to Britain’s obesity crisis, taking place tomorrow at 1100 GMT tomorrow (Thursday July 3).

Don't miss your free place at our independent obesity webinar on Thursday July 3 at 1100 GMT

Food science and nutrition groups back obesity webinar

By Michael Stones

Three leading food science, technology and nutrition groups have joined forces to back Food Manufacture’s free, independent, one-hour obesity webinar to be staged on Thursday July 3 at 1100 GMT, in a bid to move the debate about obesity onto a firmer...

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