Nutrition

The 20% sugar reduction target to cut obesity is unlikely to be met

Manufacturers face shaming over sugar targets

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers that do not meet the government’s 20% sugar reduction target in products by 2020 could be named and shamed, a leading figure at the Department of Health (DH) has suggested.

Williams: UK involvement in future big EU nutrition projects is in question

Brexit could impact UK nutrition research funding

By Noli Dinkovski

Brexit could severely hinder the ability of UK firms and research bodies to participate in big EU-funded food science projects, a leading nutrition scientist has warned.

A ‘fat-busting’ microbe has been identified in healthy intestines that helps combat obesity

Food Vision

Nutrition advice questioned by gut microbe scientist

By Rick Pendrous

Conventional advice on maintaining health and avoiding obesity have been called into question by a leading expert on bacterial gut health – also known as the microbiome – who claimed that ensuring healthy bacteria in the lower intestines and colon has...

New healthy food guidance has been produced for schools

Schools get healthy food guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Local authorities (LAs) are being urged to improve the health credentials of food provided to schoolchildren and help reduce the obesity epidemic across the EU, in new guidance form the European Commission (EC).

Omega-3: its heart health benefits were highlighted at the BNF annual lecture

Omega-3 found to reduce heart disease risk

By Noli Dinkovski

Two polyunsaturated fatty acids found in omega-3 can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a review of studies published in the US.

Food trends are being led by fake information, say Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Fear the food fads, innovation experts warn

By Noli Dinkovski

The dominance of the health agenda in food is leading to a “massive increase in faddy products” that hold no long-term value, two food innovation experts have warned.

Potatoes, along with grains, pulses and seeds, are a natural source of resistant starch

Resistant starch shown to offer gut health boost

By Noli Dinkovski

The potential health benefits of resistant starch (RS) could lead it to being classified as a prebiotic under the EU’s health claim process, according to a review.

Cereal makers are always looking for ways to reduce sugar, claims the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers

Cereal makers looking for sugar reduction plans

By Matt Atherton

Cereal manufacturers are trying to cut sugar, claims the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers (ACFM), after pressure groups claimed some breakfast cereals contained “shocking levels of sugar”.

More than 20% of children are overweight or obese when they start school

More regulation may be needed after the sugar tax

By Matt Atherton

More sugar regulation might be necessary after the introduction of the sugar levy in April 2018, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has claimed, after research showed that more than one-in-five children started school overweight...

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