Obesity

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Perez questioned whether taxes could really curb obesity in the UK

Opinion

Putting a lid on health taxes

By Steve Perez

Global Brands founder and chairman Steve Perez questions the effectiveness of taxes to combat the rise of obesity in the UK.

Foods high in fat, sugar or salt are being targeted by the Scottish Government

HFSS promotions in Scotland to be restricted

By Noli Dinkovski

Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).

Despite being high in saturated fatty acids, oily fish and nuts are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

WHO sat fat advice may reduce healthy food intake: study

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that found current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on saturated and trans fatty acids may reduce the intake of food important for disease prevention has received a cautious welcome from leading UK scientists.

Dr Tedstone: ‘UK manufacturers and retailers have already shown they are capable of innovation and creativity’

OPINION

Do more to improve the nation’s health: Tedstone

By Dr Alison Tedstone

Public Heath England chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone discusses why food and drink manufacturers need to up their game when it comes to reducing sugar and calories in their products.

Bakery boss calls for level playing field in obesity battle

Greggs boss: no unlevel playing-field in obesity battle

By Noli Dinkovski

Targeting larger companies only in the out-of-home (OOH) sector, as part of the Government’s drive to combat obesity, risks “squeezing the balloon” in favour of independent operators, the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain has warned.

HCC research has revealed that more than half of consumers are confused about meat intake recommendations

Confusion reigns over meat intake guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Misconceptions among the British public over how much red meat should be consumed on a daily basis may be leading to the unnecessary cutting down of portions, a new study has found.

Cardiovascular disease could be mitigated with healthier diets

Opinion

How dietary patterns may influence CVD risk

By Judy Buttriss

Premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have fallen considerably, in part due to new treatments – but ill health associated with the disease remains high and could even be rising in older age groups.

Action on calories more effective than pressure to reduce sugar, claimed experts

Calories more important than sugar in obesity debate

By James Ridler

Reducing calories and portion sizes would play a more important role in curbing obesity than putting pressure on manufacturers to cut sugar in their products, according to an expert in food science.

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy helped to boost the performance of its Robinsons squash brand, Britvic said

Soft drinks levy does industry a favour

By Rod Addy

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) helped to boost sales for the industry, rather than dampening performance, according to Britvic’s 2018 Soft Drinks Review, which was made public on 11 April.

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