A British Nutrition Foundation survey explores how COVID-19 has impacted our eating habits and activity levels since UK lockdown commenced.
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Obesity is an independent and modifiable risk factor for more severe illness and death from COVID-19, say researchers from Queen Mary University of London.
The Sugar Association has called on the FDA to make changes to sweetener labelling regulations in order to "extend transparency, end misleading practices, and help consumers make more informed decision".
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."
Mexico implemented an excise tax of one peso per litre (approximately 10 percent increase in price) on sugar sweetened drinks in January 2014, and this study has revealed downward trends in consumption as a result.
The researchers said that this finding could be leveraged to influence how we regulate sugar and sweeteners as food additives.
An NYU study has found that children's fruit drinks often include misleading and confusing labelling about fruit and sugar content, and the researchers have offered recommendations to the FDA to better regulate them.
Researchers have discovered that the shortened survival of fruit flies fed a sugar-rich diet is not the result of their diabetic-like metabolic issues, and instead is related to the build-up of a natural waste product, uric acid.
A Göttingen research team has investigated public acceptance of food policy measures in Germany and have found generally positive results.
As consumer priorities shift to a focus on health, the environment and diet, Innova Market Insights has suggested that the ice cream market is responding by focusing on delivering pleasurable products without guilt.
Child sugar intake may be impacted by a lack of uniform serving size and standardised metrics for sugar content, according to a new study from researchers at High Point University.