Obesity

Buttriss: 'More needs to be done to help people make decisions about processed food purchases'

Nutrition opinion

Processed food dilemma

By by Judy Buttriss

Even at home, few of the foods we prepare are unprocessed.

New rules of HFSS foods risk damaging the sports nutrition industry, claimed ESSNA

Sports nutrition at risk from HFSS guidelines

By James Ridler

Poorly defined restrictions on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in the Government’s obesity regulation efforts could risk damaging the sport nutrition industry, the European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) claims.

From 21 September half the plastic in CCEP's core portfolio comes from recycled sources

Coca-Cola eyes Costa Coffee, Topo Chico, energy NPD

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is gearing up for further growth and launches focused on ready-to-drink Costa Coffee products, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and energy drinks among other areas in 2021.

Miles: 'It is time to refocus on how we can achieve a food system that maintains the robustness and resilience of the current system'

Food Standards Agency boss calls for collaboration

By James Ridler

Government and industry must collaborate more to create a food strategy fit for purpose and tackle the failings of the past, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

Professor Judy Buttriss, director general of the British Nutrition Foundation, talks about the importance of reformulation.

OPINION

Reformulation and innovation support healthier, more sustainable diets

By Judy Buttriss

The importance of reformulation and, in particular, innovation to improve the nutrient profile of food has been reinforced recently by the challenges associated with the high prevalence of obesity, its association with symptom severity in COVID-19, the...

Action on Sugar calls for action over fruit snacks

Honest labelling’ called for on children’s fruit snacks

By Michelle Perrett

A campaign group is calling for honest labelling on fruit snacks for children, arguing they are displaying misleading claims such as ‘1 of your 5 a day’, ‘Naturally occurring sugars’ or ‘Made from real fruit’.

Pladis said it had cut the sugar content in nine of its best selling McVitie’s biscuits last year

Pladis boosts profit and sales amid nutrition drive

By Rod Addy

Biscuits and snacks firm Pladis Foods, which makes brands such as McVitie’s, has reported significant annual growth in international profits and sales and outlined efforts to promote nutrition and healthy eating.

Calls for more obesity action

Sector pressed on obesity and healthy eating cost

By Michelle Perrett

The root causes of obesity lie in the food sector and the Government needs to invest in food innovation and reformulations that are affordable, a report by think tank Demos has revealed.

Food firms could be forced to adapt to the Government's new childhood obesity strategy by their stakeholders

Manufacturers to adapt to obesity policy or be forced to

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers must quickly adapt to the Government’s plans to curb childhood obesity or risk being forced to by their investors and stakeholders, according to a report from investment charity Share Action.

Reaction to the Government plans have been mixed.

Reaction mixed to obesity strategy

By Michelle Perrett

There was mixed reaction from the industry to the Government plans to fight obesity, which were released on 27 July.

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