Snacking on public transport should be banned, according to the UK’s former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies.
Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
British soft drink maker Cawston Press says it is ‘tackling the Government’s impending sugar levy head on to restore a good name for fizzy drinks’.
Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to prevent children from buying energy drinks.
In a recent study, Public Health England has found that the average primary school child eats at least three sugary snacks a day, leading to a daily sugar consumption of three times the recommended upper limit.
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 […]
A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has found a correlation between high sugar intake in pregnant women and asthma risk in children.
Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.
Public Health England (PHE) has challenged food and drink manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products by 5% this year and 20% by 2020.
The European Food Safety Authority is to give formal advice on daily sugar intake for the first time. In the past EFSA considered that there was insufficient evidence to set an upper limit for the daily intake of total or added sugars. But it says that new scientific evidence has come to light and there […]
Many of Britain’s top visitor attractions are completely failing to offer healthy eating options for children despite unprecedented awareness of about obesity and diet related illnesses.
As expected, the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that the UK Government is to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2018 has been met with mixed reactions. The new soft drinks industry levy will be targeted at producers and importers of soft drinks to encourage them to reformulate by reducing the amount of […]
98% of hot flavoured drinks sold by the major coffee shops in the UK would carry a ‘red’ warning for excessive sugar if the chains were forced to label them, says Action on Sugar. The campaign group says that some flavoured drinks contain over 20 teaspoons of sugar (Starbuck’s Mulled Fruit coming in at 25 […]
Britain’s leading supermarkets could be about to break ranks with the soft drinks giants on government plans to tackle the obesity crisis, reports The Times. With the government expected soon to announce tough new plans to tackle the national childhood obesity epidemic, the British Retail Consortium has warned that voluntary a approach to pricing and […]
The organic, biodynamic Laverstoke Park Farm, located in Hampshire, is the base for a new ITV 1 series which started last night (26 January) in which TV personalities attempt to go completely sugar-free. The three-part show, Sugar Free Farm, features celebs including comedian Rory McGrath, singer Jane McDonald and actress and dancer Jennifer Ellison, as […]
Within days of the UK Government officially rejecting proposals for a tax on sugary drinks, Brighton & Hove Council has launched a voluntary sugar tax as part of a wider ‘sugar smart city’ initiative. The council is calling on food and drink shops across the city to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft […]
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) – an independent body of public health experts – published its long-awaited Carbohydrates and Health report last month, declaring it to be the “wake-up call we need to rethink our diet”. The report recommends that free sugars should account for no more than 5% of daily energy intake, a halving […]
In its latest report to promote healthy diets, Food for Thought, the British Medical Association (BMA) has recommended the introduction of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. “The use of taxation measures on unhealthy food and drink products has consistently been found to have the potential to improve health, with relatively high taxation levels (in […]
British brand Sweetly Stevia, which was soft launched in the UK this summer, is achieving rapid growth in the sugar substitute sector. The product is a 100% natural alternative to sugar – that the company says tastes every bit as good as sugar – extracted from organic stevia leaves using water in a method which […]
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.