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Action on Salt has issued a warning over the salt levels in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks and has urged the UK Government to name a successor to Public Health England to lead the salt reduction campaign.
Researchers from Queen Mary University claim salt reduction targets have prevented heart disease, but that the programme is stalling.
The timeframe for the consultation has been called "frankly astounding" by the FDF, which has called for more detail in the proposal to ban advertising of unhealthy foods, as well as a meeting at Number 10 to discuss the way forward.
Researchers in Melbourne and Auckland say health star rating system should be compulsory, as they believe this will have a more significant effect in improving the nutrition of Australians and New Zealanders.
IRI analysis shows that £3 billion is at risk if Government ban on promotions of food and drink products high in sugar, salt and fat proceeds.
Following evidence that being overweight can increase the health risks from COVID-19, the British Government has published new voluntary calorie and salt reduction guidelines for the food industry and is encouraging businesses to implement them.
A British Nutrition Foundation survey explores how COVID-19 has impacted our eating habits and activity levels since UK lockdown commenced.
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."
Soil salinity is increasing across the globe, which not only reduces water uptake for crops but can often create a nutrient imbalance that decreases plant growth and yield.