A new study from scientists at Queen Mary University London claims a small reduction in fat in some of the country’s favourite foods could prevent thousands of deaths over the coming years.
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The BMJ has weighed-in on self-regulation of the food industry, which it claims is failing to deliver on targets to make food more nutritious.
Food products have only seen a three percent reduction in sugar levels, according to a report from Public Health England (PHE).
UK charity, Action on Sugar, makes plea for UK Government to bring about mandatory honest labelling regarding the sugar content of food.
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.
In light of the global 'stay at home' message and subsequent increased levels of snacking, Holly Gabriel, Action on Sugar, explains how the need to base food advertising regulation and public health goals on scientific evidence has never been more critical.
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."
According to a new survey from Action on Sugar, popular ‘ready to drink’ pre-mixed spirits and cocktails sold in supermarkets are high in 'hidden' sugar and calories.
A UK survey, which analysed both the sugar and calorie content of the largest available sizes of hot chocolates and seasonal lattes made with milk and milk alternatives by popular high street chains, allegedly revealed that certain seasonal beverages contain almost as much sugar as three cans of cola.