Fourteen global cities have committed to the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration, in order to promote and preserve the health of citizens and the planet.
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While the current approach to UK agricultural economics focuses on a growth in outputs and optimising inputs, the report states that a change in assessing the economics of food production is key.
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.
The toolkit provides resources that can help consumers understand the new Nutrition Facts label and how to use the information it provides to make informed food choices.
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.
Obesity rates are on the rise, but research suggests a sugar tax could offer a solution.
Healthy multipack snacks for children are available in a major supermarket and aim to inform children on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Snacking has traditionally been the sector where health priorities take a back seat, but new Government guidelines, specifically those recommending low fat snacks under 100 calories, has raised the bar. 'Better-for-you' snacks need to entice consumers in with their packaging and then over-deliver on taste.
The increasing demand for dairy products has resulted in the growth of the dairy processing industry.
The dietary fibres market will see strong sales due to health-conscious consumers and manufacturers investing in new products.