Obesity

Some children's juice drinks contain more sugar than regular Cola

AoS takes another pop at industry

By Nicholas Robinson

Action on Sugar (AoS) has slammed the manufacturers of “seemingly healthy” children’s fruit juices, juice drinks and smoothies, which can often contain more sugar than regular Coca-Cola.

Soft drinks are a significant source of sugar, according to National Diet and Nutrition Survey data

Sugary drinks tax slammed by nutritionist

By Rod Addy

Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions would be better.

Team Goosefoot wins culinary product development challenge for its vended quinoa bars

Healthy quinoa bars in Bristol NHS Trust vending trial

By Rick Pendrous

A healthy quinoa bar concept developed by a team of final year culinary arts management students has picked up the award in the ‘culinary product development challenge’, run by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) in partnership with the University...

A 'great-tasting' stevia sugar alternative from Sweetly sugar

Sweeter with new stevia

By Nicholas Robinson

Sweetly Stevia is the first sweetening product to offer consumers a 100% natural alternative to sugar, but tastes as good, claims the company behind the new brand.

A woman's diet before and during pregnancy is crucial to her baby's health

Maternal diets dictate health of their children

By Rick Pendrous

Women’s diets before and during pregnancy can have a profound effect on the health of their offspring in later life, a leading public health nutritional scientist has revealed.

Hot stuff: hot food vending is likely to become much more popular in the UK

Vending machines to stock healthier items

By Rick Pendrous

Vending machines are about to undergo a revolution in the UK with new hot and cold food offerings set to create a completely new sales channel for manufacturers.

Food labelling will receive more attention if Labour is successful at the next election said Abrahams

Labour plans tougher food regulation

By Rick Pendrous

Labour is about to set out its plans for improving public health if elected next year and while tougher regulation can be expected, sugar and fat taxes will not be part of the mix, it has emerged.

Consumers didn't single out low-fat, salt and sugar products as particularly healthy

Natural foods win consumer vote for health

By Nicholas Robinson

Natural products with intrinsic benefits are healthier than food and drink reformulated to be more nutritious, according to consumer research.

Consumers are being 'hoodwinked' by food marketing ploys

Food firms must act on obesity

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drink manufacturers cannot “sit back” and watch the obesity crisis worsen, a leading weight loss surgeon has urged, following the release of a report calling for a 10-year strategy to tackle the UK's obesity crisis.

A tobacco-style regulation could improve children's health

Tobacco-style regulation needed on ‘unhealthy’ foods

By Laurence Gibbons

A tobacco-style regulation should be introduced to reduce children’s exposure to “unhealthy” food products and help to protect and promote healthy diets, according to health campaigners and consumer advocates.

Nutritionists have defended the government's 'Eatwell Plate'

Nutritionists defend government advice on food

By Laurence Gibbons

Claims that the government’s ‘Eatwell Plate’ promotes excessive sugar intake and contributes to growing health problems in the UK have been rubbished by leading nutritionists.

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