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Cereal makers urged to use traffic light labelling

Following new research by Action on Sugar, the organization is calling for colour-coded ‘traffic light’ front of pack (FOP) nutrition labelling to be introduced across all food and drink products. In 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) announced a consistent FOP labelling system for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content, using red for high, amber […]

August 9, 2017 Continue Reading
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APPG meeting highlights teenagers’ nutritional ‘at risk’ status

The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]

September 26, 2016 Continue Reading
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Industry rebuts scientists’ claims that pregnancy multivits are “waste of money”

A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]

July 12, 2016 Continue Reading
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Oral supplement cut death rate of older hospital patients by 50%

A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]

February 4, 2016 Continue Reading
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camexpo launches new Nutrition Theatre for 2015

Nutrition is taking centre stage at this year’s camexpo, with the introduction of a new dedicated Nutrition Theatre, sponsored by Revive Active. The new line-up, featuring leading nutritional experts like Dr Marilyn Glenville, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Dr Alex Richardson and Dr John Ogden, includes 17 CPD-accredited sessions running throughout the weekend of 26-27 September, at London’s […]

August 12, 2015 Continue Reading
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Indigo Herbs sponsors Veganuary

Herb and superfood specialist Indigo Herbs is teaming up with Veganuary.com to support and sponsor the New Year lifestyle programme, which aims to inspire people to go vegan for January. The Veganuary website explains that a plant-based diet needn’t be restrictive or unhealthy and provides support, lifestyle ideas, recipes and nutritional information. Indigo Herbs says […]

August 4, 2015 Continue Reading
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EFSA publishes draft guidance to clarify health claim application criteria

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an updated guidance for the evaluation of health claims in order to more clearly define the scientific criteria for applications. The guidance document is subject to public consultation and interested parties have until 11 September 2015 to submit comments on the draft document. The EFSA says that […]

July 30, 2015 Continue Reading
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Quest launches new product manual for retailers

Leading vitamins manufacturer Quest has launched a new training manual tailored specifically for retailers. Created by its in-house team of nutritionists and technicians, the Quest Technical Manual includes comprehensive brand information and the full product range within a handy, fully indexed manual. Key health issues and concerns have also been identified with accompanying product suggestions, […]

July 1, 2015 Continue Reading
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