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Ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to address obesity in the UK, charities and researchers have called for the childhood obesity prevention plan to include all recommendations set out in an evidence-based package - including advertising restrictions.
The Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report calling on the Government to "end years of inaction" and ensure that a healthy, sustainable diet is truly accessible for everyone.
After complaints about brands advertising unhealthy foods to children during a YouTube exercise video, Action on Salt and Sugar and Children’s Food Campaign have called on all food and beverage companies to refrain from advertising any food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) before 9pm.
The campaign groups claimed that some food companies, including big brands, have been capitalising on the government’s ‘stay home’ message by heavily promoting unhealthy food, sometimes to the "most vulnerable members of society."
Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator for Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, outlines Action on Salt's response to Public Health England's proposed (and fifth wave) 2023 salt reduction targets.
Action on Salt has welcomed the UK governments renewed commitment to salt reduction, but has proposed the targets could go further to better protect public health.
During Salt Awareness Week, Action on Salt has revealed the ‘reality’ of many ‘healthy sounding’ plant-based and vegan meals in the UK, suggesting that high salt content often hides behind 'healthy labels.'
Through a collaboration between the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Action on Salt, the analysis looked at the effect of salt reduction on blood pressure.
The survey reportedly found that 86 percent of the tested bacon products contained salt levels equal to or greater than levels found in seawater.
Action on Salt has responded to the National Food Strategy, stating that in order for lives to be saved, government must enforce a salt reduction programme immediately.
A new study has revealed that dietary salt promotes cognitive impairment through tau phosphorylation.