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Obesity - Articles and news items

Nestlé research to make less sugar taste just as good

Industry news  •  2 December 2016  •  New Food

Using only natural ingredients, Nestlé researchers have found a way to structure sugar differently…

In defence of sweeteners: The answer to a global sugar-intake pandemic?

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  10 November 2016  •  Iqra Yasmin and Wahab Ali Khan, National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Low-calorie sweeteners have been in use for an extensive period of time, are considered safe and can be used in various different ways. We hear the thoughts of two researchers from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad…

Tesco to reduce sugar content of its own brand soft drinks

Industry news  •  7 November 2016  •  New Food

Tesco announces further reductions to sugar levels in its own brand soft drinks in a move that delights health campaigners…

PepsiCo talks sugar, sustainability and a responsible approach to development

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  1 November 2016  •  Roy Manuell

New Food speaks exclusively to PepsiCo on what it is doing to ensure the health and sustainability go hand in hand with its products…

Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  University of Southampton

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest…

WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

Featured news, Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  New Food

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new World Health Organisation report…

China to top child obesity table by 2025

Featured news, Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  New Food

According to a report published by the World Obesity Federation, China might have as many as almost 50 million overweight children (5-18 years) by 2025…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #5: What thinking outside the box could do for food

Blogs, Great British Bake Off  •  22 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

In light of GBBO’s Candice’s innovative use of a pasta roller to make filo pastry, we decided to apply her thinking-outside-the-box attitude more generally to the industry…

Food Standards Scotland launches first healthy eating campaign

Industry news  •  5 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce obesity and the number of unhealthy snacks we eat…

Government’s child obesity plan attacked as ‘weak’

Industry news  •  19 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Health experts, campaigners, MPs and the CEO of one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets have criticised the UK government’s child obesity plan, describing it as ‘weak’ and ‘watered down’…

‘My Relationship with Food’ : A guide to gluten free with Lisa Roukin

Blogs  •  12 August 2016  •  Lisa Roukin

This week we have an exclusive interview with Lisa Roukin to discuss her gluten free recipe book My Relationship with Food and the benefits of gluten free alternatives.

Oxford Economics: 4,000 jobs at risk from UK sugar tax

Industry news  •  11 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Macroeconomic and industrial forecasting experts Oxford Economics predict that the UK may put 4,000 jobs at risk in the introduction of a new sugar tax.

Nestlé, Ferrero and Mondelēz argue that share bags can be a part of portion control

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Three of the world’s leading confectioners have come out against critics that share bags explicitly contravene the industry’s push for portion-controlled products.

Row intensifies over Olympic Games ‘junk food’ promotion

Industry news  •  5 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Olympic sponsors, notably McDonald’s and Coca Cola have, once again, been subject to extensive criticism for using the Olympics as a marketing tool for unhealthy food, landing the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in trouble for comments made on the issue.

Supermarkets accused of ‘promoting’ obesity

Industry news  •  5 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

In a study carried out by the consumer group Which?, the major UK supermarkets have been found to be significantly more likely to offer discounts and promotions on unhealthy items, such as confectionery, compared to healthier options

 

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