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Soft drinks hospital clampdown 'nonsensical' say suppliers Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

BSDA says move flies in the face of industry efforts to slash sugar content

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American heart journal report raises questions over sweeteners Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The report claims artificially sweetened beverages are associated with increased stroke or dementia risk


Snap General Election could scupper the sugar levy Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Health campaigners urge government not to drop sugar levy

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Coco Pops packs shrink as Kellogg's takes out sugar Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A big box of Coco Pops has been reduced from 800g to 720g, while the 550g box now weighs 510g

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Free school milk should be extended, urges Tetra Pak

05 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Just 55% of primary-aged children in the UK drank milk at school on average, says report by packaging company

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Coeliac UK sets four gluten-free item target for c-stores Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Campaign originally launched for supermarkets and convinced them to stock at least eight staple gluten-free products…

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Lords calls for minimum alcohol unit pricing across UK Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Government must look at ways pricing can be used to control excessive consumption, says select committee

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Out of home food obesity information 'sparse' says PHE Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Just 11 businesses and one trade body had provided “some data” to PHE


Sugar reduction targets: food industry and health lobby react Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England today set out targets for the industry to remove 200,000 tonnes of sugar per year from the UK diet


PHE sets targets for removing 200,000 tonnes of sugar per year Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Portion control emerges as most likely vehicle for fighting childhood obesity crisis

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Riverford adds 'light' options to recipe box lineup

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Latest addition to four-strong range of recipe boxes, launched in 2014…

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Debbie & Andrew's tops up Flexilicious sausage range Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

New variant goes on sale in Asda on 2 April and follows launch of range in January

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The Collective rolls out no-added sugar sharing pots for kids Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Range will contain 18% less sugar than market average says yoghurt brand

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Health report calls for regulation on sugary food discounting Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Other recommendations include a crackdown on HFSS advertising and a call to implement portion caps on certain foods

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Campaigners call for legal requirements for hospital food Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food found half of hospitals in London are failing to meet basic standards for food

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Diageo unveils Drink IQ tool to aid responsible drinking Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The platform debunks common myths about alcohol and tests users’ knowledge

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PHE meets wall of silence over out-of-home nutritional data Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE offers confidentiality agreements in struggle to get information from OOH businesses

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RVS opens healthier Shop & Co store at Hairmyres Hospital Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

RVS said Shop & Co Hairmyres was the “first of many”


Nestlé chief calls for more regulation in war on obesity Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

One of the world biggest food companies has called on the government to turn to regulation in the fight against obesity

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Red Bull flies high as full-sugar sales surge Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Rob Brown

Despite a health backlash against the white stuff, sugary pop is still powering huge growth for some of Britain’s top soft

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Reformulations rocket as wellbeing trend takes hold Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The Consumer Goods Forum’s latest Health & Wellness Progress Report said there was a 125% increase in reformulations year on year

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Scottish snackers urged by FSS to try 'treat-free Tuesdays'

13 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

About a third of children and some two thirds of adults in Scotland are currently overweight or obese

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Food manufacturers push for front-of-pack labelling overhaul Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Move comes with Public Health England preparing to launch new sugar reduction targets across nine key sectors in the next


Nestlé to slash sugar in confectionery by 10% Video Subscription

08 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Around 7,500 tonnes of sugar will be removed from brands including Kit Kat, Aero and Yorkie

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Weight Watchers moves into recipe boxes with WW Smart Kitchen

07 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The service offers healthy eating boxes targeted at slimmers…

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Lucozade discovers the perils of reformulation Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Rather than marvelling at how the drink could contain less sugar and still taste so good, shoppers have taken to Twitter to express their distaste 

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As Life is canned, what's the next move for brand Coke?

13 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

The trade is unanimous: forget Life and push Pepsi Max rival Coke Zero Sugar

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Brazil fraud points to need for UK food fortress

04 Apr 2017 | By Chris Elliott

On a slightly wet St Patrick’s Day, I was alerted to a new breaking scandal around red meat fraud

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Will smaller portions make any difference? Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Adam Leyland

It can’t do any harm if there are more options to minimise our intake

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Dispatches on Coke shines light on food-science collusion Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Like you, I had been convinced that eating and drinking too much sugary stuff would make me fat

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Out-of-home must fight obesity too

30 Mar 2017 | By Alison Tedstone

The government’s ambition to cut 20% of sugar in foods most popular with children by 2020 is unrivalled anywhere in the world

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Crisp crisis hits home for man on train

30 Mar 2017

The weighty obesity debate is a source of constant analysis by the best brains here at Grocer HQ

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MPs must eschew multibuys and head down the takeaway Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A Health Select Committee report calling for a clampdown on supermarket promotions is out of touch

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Syn values and Porky Lights

23 Mar 2017

Sir, Slimming World does not endorse any products and we certainly do not, and have never, endorsed Porky Lights sausages

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A call to action on childhood obesity strategies

17 Mar 2017 | By Fiona Kendrick

We believe it is time to start exploring a wider range of potential measures to reduce obesity, including regulation

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What obesity plan for the out-of-home sector? Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Could the wheels be starting to come off the Childhood Obesity Plan before its first targets are published?

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PHE moves on from promotions to take different tack in obesity fight Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Why do people consume junk food when it is more expensive than heathier food?

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