New Department of Health plans would require eight fruit and veg portions a day, claims research

20 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The study by scientists at the British Nutrition Foundation also found that to hit the target all meals would need to be based on starchy foods

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Tesco first to commit to sugar reduction programme

18 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer can reveal the supermarket giant is to promise a 5% year-on-year, open-ended reduction in sugar across its soft drinks range

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Responsibility Deal will have no effect on obesity, claims official report

13 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The evaluation assessed the effectiveness of voluntary pledges from retailers and suppliers to take action, and claimed 2/3rds of their actions would have happened anyway

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Sugar experts 'furious' at industry link criticism Subscription

04 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Government experts drawing up plans for a crackdown on sugar have angrily attacked criticism…

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21 Mar 2015 | By Claire Nuttall

And there was I thinking Europe was doing well on the whole health agenda……

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Energy drinks: trade must address issue of sales to children

15 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

As a rule, I trust retailers and consumers to do the right thing…


Salt reduction shouldn't get sidelined by concerns about sugar Subscription

18 Dec 2014 | By Caroline Klinge

The current sugar debate has captured the public imagination but is adding to confusion…


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Scaremongering sugar debate does not help children

13 Nov 2014

I write in response to a report on sugar (‘Action on Sugar claims a quarter of kids’ juice drinks have as much sugar as Co…

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Sweeteners part of healthy eating says Professor Jack Winkler

06 Sep 2014

Put these survey findings into context. If 38% are suspicious of sweeteners, then 62% are not…


Sugar defines some lines - they would not exist without it

02 Aug 2014

Sir: I am not surprised there is increasing consumer concern about sugar levels in products…

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