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This year has seen how pressure on suppliers and retailers can have positive results for health and the environment

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Morrisons to hand out free fruit to children at all stores

05 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Rival Tesco has given out more than 50 million pieces of free fruit since it launched its Free Fruit for Kids initiative

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Coming clean: what does 'clean label' actually mean? Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Megan Tatum

What does ‘clean label’ mean? It’s anything but clear

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An energy drinks ban based on no evidence would set a dangerous precedent Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

You cannot have ministers making decisions based on knee-jerk reactions about what is popular among parents

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Evidence 'not enough' to justify children energy drinks ban Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A report by MPs found existing evidence was not enough to justify its plans for a statutory ban on sales to kids.

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Loopholes in HFSS ad rules must be closed

30 Nov 2018

We welcome recent rulings by the ASA on McDonald’s and Burger King adverts outside primary schools

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Kellogg’s to finally add traffic light labelling to its packs

29 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The decision follows years of refusal by Kellogg’s to apply the government-approved colour-coded labelling system

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Sainsbury’s trials wellness hub of more than 1,000 SKUs Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The supermarket has brought together its entire range of wellness and sports nutrition lines in store for the first time

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PHE denies it is calling for salt traffic light label changes Subscription

26 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

PHE claimed its chief executive Duncan Selbie had been misreported

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Advertising groups react to Sadiq Khan's HFSS ad ban on London transport

23 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Khan announced today the ban would come into force in February, following a public consultation launched in May

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Sugar reduction is non-negotiable. Children's health is at stake

22 Nov 2018 | By Alison Tedstone

There can be no excuses for a lack of progress on improving diet from government or retailers, says Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England

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The ASA Kellogg’s ruling is a win for low-sugar reformulations Subscription

21 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The ASA has reversed its decision to ban a Coco Pops Granola ad that had been seen on children’s TV

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PHE report shows lack of public awareness of obesity schemes Subscription

20 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The results of the research also show widespread backing for the industry’s voluntary reduction programme

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Supermarkets failing to check age in energy drink sales Subscription

20 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Leading retailers failed 54% of Serve Legal’s 550 test purchases

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Food Foundation report pushes for affordable healthy food Subscription

19 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Just 4% of children in lower-income households eat enough fruit, vegetables and oily fish

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What this new Tesco herbal tea tells us about the 'food and mood' trend

16 Nov 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The launch has caught the attention of industry experts, who see it as an important milestone in the development of functional food and drink in the UK

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Drinkaware joins with Tesco and Heineken for Drink Free Days Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The tie-up will see signage roll out in stores this month suggesting Heineken 0.0% as a potential alternative to alcoholic drinks

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Yazoo No Added Sugar relaunched as Yazoo Kids

14 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Owner FrieslandCampina said the revamp would help it target children and their parents more effectively

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Asda working with Sheffield Hallam Uni on obesity initiative

14 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The tie-up involves students carrying out a market gap analysis of the UK biscuit market


Vegans hyped up the 'meat tax' – what happened to critical thinking?

14 Nov 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

Coverage of the proposed ‘meat tax’ has hit a new low of intellectual dishonesty, says Joanna Blythman


Sugar campaigners demand transparency after milkshake study Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Shocking’ levels of sugar in high street restaurants and fast food chains’ milkshakes says Action on Sugar



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