UK charity, Action on Sugar, makes plea for UK Government to bring about mandatory honest labelling regarding the sugar content of food.
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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.
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.
In her parting report, the CMO has called for action against junk food, including a ban on eating and drinking on public transport, in a bid to tackle obesity.
Findings suggest a consumer shift towards zero or lower sugar products, with sugar purchased from soft drinks decreasing in all socio-economic groups.
Excessive sugar and calorie content of ‘out of home’ waffles, pancakes, pretzels and crepes are not labelled sufficiently when compared to similar products in supermarkets, a survey by Action on Sugar reveals.