Public Health

Free school meals are said to be a key weapon in the battle against obesity

Free school meals ‘help in fight against obesity’

By Noli Dinkovski

Obesity levels in children continued to be a “disaster”, but the opportunity to improve their nutritional needs through free school meals remained huge, a public health professor has argued.

Manufacturers need to shift to more plant-based foods, said Tim Lang

Plant-based food needed or risk ‘health disaster’

By Matt Atherton

Manufacturers need to shift from producing “ultra-processed” foods to more plant-based food, or risk disaster for public health and the environment, warns food policy expert Professor Tim Lang from City, University of London. 

Dietary guidance from National Obesity Forum is attacked

‘Irresponsible’ dietary guidance under flak

By Rick Pendrous

A report from the National Obesity Forum (NOF) in association with Public Health Collaboration has come under flak from Public Health England (PHE), Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) for providing bad nutritional...

FDF boss Ian Wright has slammed NHS criticism of the industry's record on sugar

Food manufacturing boss slams NHS sugar criticism

By Michael Stones

A leading food and drink industry boss has slammed criticism of the sector’s record on curbing sugar levels voiced by the chief executive of the National Health Service England (NHS).

Scotland would be an 'ideal' place to implement a tax on sugar first

Sugar tax pushed by Scotland doctors

By Nicholas Robinson

A call for a tax on sugary food and drinks from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh today will hike the pressure on industry to help tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic by making products healthier.

More and more people have been forced to visit foodbanks for emergency aid

Record 1M people forced to use foodbanks

By Laurence Gibbons

A record 1M people received at least three days’ emergency food aid from Trussell Trust foodbanks in the past 12 months, according to data released by the charity.

The next government must do more to improve Britain’s poor dietary habits: UK Coronary Prevention Group

Nutrient profiling key to public health policies

By Rick Pendrous

The next UK government must do much more to tackle Britain’s poor dietary habits, according to the UK Coronary Prevention Group (UKCPG), a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through healthy lifestyles.

It was 'madness' to undermine the credibility of food science with unsubstantiated allegations, said the IFST

Food industry slams BMJ sugar row ‘madness’

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers and scientists have hit back at “the madness” of British Medical Journal (BMJ), in publishing a survey which claimed the government’s scientific advisers on obesity were swayed by industry funding.

The GM debate has become tedious, complained Helen Browning

Soil Association seeks new areas

By Nicholas Robinson

Soil Association boss Helen Browning will push the organisation forward, she tells Nicholas Robinson

A 9pm watershed on the advertising of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar is planned by Labour (picture courtesy of www.flickr.com-Jessica Lucia)

Labour backs 9pm ads watershed for junk food

By Rick Pendrous

Labour is planning to impose a 9pm watershed on the advertising of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS)­ if it wins power in the May 7 general election, according to leaked reports ahead of a major policy announcement next week.

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.

Tooth decay is one of the most widespread health problems

Sugar in teeth of fresh controversy

By Rod Addy

Anti-sugar campaigners are targeting the damage it can do to teeth as well as tackling its contribution to obesity in the UK.

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