Healthy foods

Lifting the mood

Lifting the mood

The products are there, says Sue Scott. But is the public ready for mood food?

Hunger busting

Hunger busting

By Allison Carvalho

One in five Europeans will be obese by 2010 thanks to poor diet and lack of exercise. But is the food industry the problem, or the solution? Allison Carvalho reports

Smart kids get dense

Smart kids get dense

By Sarah Britton

Calcium consumption during youth is vital to increase bone density, but with balanced diets off the menu, food enrichment may be the only way to improve calcium levels, says Sarah Britton

Gut feeling

Gut feeling

It's a subject we don't like to discuss, but right now gut health is big news for ingredients firms. Rebecca Green looks at the market opportunities

Plant power

Plant power

By Allison Carvalho

The UK is still underdeveloped compared to some other markets in Europe when it comes to cardiovascular health ingredients, says Allison Carvalho

Accentuate the positive

Accentuate the positive

By Elaine Watson

Success in functional foods comes from treating shoppers like consumers, not patients, says Elaine Watson

The big squeeze

The big squeeze

Winter may be over, but things are still looking bleak in the cold storage sector. Rebecca Green looks at what is being done to offset spiralling energy costs and accommodate other commercial pressures

Pure vegetation

Pure vegetation

The heart health category is likely to broaden significantly in the next couple of years as manufacturers start to incorporate cholesterol-lowering...

Don't mention the c-word

Don't mention the c-word

By Elaine Watson

Functional ingredients might sound like a licence to print money, but suppliers need to do more to stand out in a crowded market, says Elaine Watson

Healthy frustration

Healthy frustration

By Elaine Watson

Chips, chicken nuggets and ice cream. The kids menu at the local pub is enough to get most nutritionists running for cover. But are things any better at school or the supermarket? Elaine Watson finds out

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