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Three in 10 parents struggling to find low-sugar options Subscription

18 Sep 2017

Retailers are failing to meet high demand for healthier foods, according to survey by Netmums and Sugarwise

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PHE calorie war 'will dwarf sugar offensive' Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England’s looming clampdown on calories will dwarf its action on sugar, according to Dr Alison Tedstone


Growers defend pesticides in wake of school fruit claims

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

A report by Pesticides Action Network claimed children were being exposed to ’a cocktail of pesticide residues’

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Holland & Barrett opens Crussh 'fit food' bar in London

25 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The concession launched on Tuesday with a menu of healthy food, ‘super smoothies’ and a full ‘smart’ coffee menu


Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge gets healthy café

23 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Tea & Co is the latest step in Healthier Choices retailer transformation programme

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NHS to trial grocery discounts in exercise incentive scheme

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

NHS looking to reward people who complete their target number of steps per day with discounts at local shops, including supermarkets


Overall calorie content targeted in next phase of war on obesity Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Ready meals, pizzas, burgers, crisps and sandwiches are next on the government’s hit list for shrinkage and reformulation

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Body Design weight management range launches in Superdrug Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Approved by dietician Nicola Whitehead and personal trainer Mark Grice, the range includes meal replacement shakes


Waitrose follows Tesco in cutting prices on sanitary products

08 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Removing the so-called ‘tampon tax’ will take 5% off prices of 97 branded and own-label products


Action on Sugar blasts cereal manufacturer nutrition labelling

08 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The group is calling for consistent traffic-light front-of-pack nutrition labelling on all lines…


Amadeus to halve sugar levels in foodservice offer by 2020 Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Its venues will also endorse low-fat products to encourage customers to choose healthier options

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Faccenda Foods slashes antibiotic usage by 70% in past two years Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Faccenda likens its strategy to a “Holland & Barrett approach to bird health”

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Scientists to study impact of store design on health Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Scientists are to investigate into whether redesigning supermarkets could cut food, alcohol and cigarette consumption

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Poor children increasingly likely to be obese says NHS Scotland Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New report says “actions to reduce the ‘obesogenic’ environment are urgently needed”

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Sainsbury’s hits salt reduction ‘milestone’ for own label beans Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The 18-month reformulation project, which also includes tinned pasta, has achieved a salt reduction equivalent to 14.6 tonnes per year

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Cut sugar in dairy and fruit juice, PHE urges suppliers

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England this week urged dairy and fruit juice companies to agree to slash levels of sugar

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Brits buying just a third of recommended veg amount Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

Think tank the Food Foundation has launched a new online toolkit to help retailers sell more veg

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'Poor will be hardest hit' by any post-Brexit supply disarray Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food available to poorer consumers would become “significantly scarcer”

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Holland & Barrett to open stores in Glasgow and Northants Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Both the Glasgow and Rushden stores will feature a bespoke tea bar

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Scrap 'display until' labels say Wrap/FSA

07 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The report suggests use-by date marks should only be used where necessary for food safety

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Teens still being sold alcohol and tobacco despite Think 25 Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Retailers are still regularly selling alcohol and tobacco products to teenage shoppers without ID checks

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Food labelled 'healthy' can put off shoppers, claims report Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Low-fat and low-calorie claims are also not as powerful as they once were

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Nestlé commits to 10% cut in average sugar content of UK cereals Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move by Nestlé Breakfast Cereals would remove 225 million teaspoons of sugar from the nation’s diet, it said

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Greggs sheds unhealthy image with summer diet plan

03 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

The 30-day ‘Minimise Me’ plan is formed entirely from Greggs menu and promises to help dieters lose up to 2lb per week…

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Unhealthy food ads banned from children's online content Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

From tomorrow, non-broadcast media will face the same restrictions as TV in advertising HFSS products to children

Pret A Manger has opened a second Veggie Pret in London

Celebrity vegans will boost diet popularity – but beware the whitewash Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

News that racing driver Lewis Hamilton has converted to veganism may have met with ridicule in some quarters, but he is part of a growing trend that appeals to those seeking a more healthy lifestyle

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10 yoghurts which would fall foul of the PHE calorie cap

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE has finalised a proposed portion cap for a single-serve yoghurt of 120kcal based on a sales weighted average, with a 175kcal maximum 

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Abandon the moral high ground! We need positivity around food

15 Sep 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

Forget about fads, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health. Time to rediscover the ‘Eat Everything with Friends and Family’ diet

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PHE admits the sugar war is a mere appetiser for the main course Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Will the public appetite for health extend to shrinking products such as pizza, crisps and burgers

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Tesco’s squash star critics aren’t seeing the bigger picture Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Commentators are vexed that Tesco is encouraging food waste and that cutting veg into cutesy shapes undermines efforts to educate kids on food and healthy eating

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From sea water to yeast flakes: three ways chefs are reducing salt in their dishes

06 Sep 2017 | By Zoe Simons

Development chef Zoe Simons looks at what techniques and ingredients chefs are using to give dishes a salty hit while keeping salt levels low


Psychology and sugar

01 Sep 2017

Sir, Nearly half of us are ‘on the journey’ to reducing our sugar consumption


Sweets and crisps brands increase use of multibuy promotions

17 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Cancer Research UK last week renewed calls for supermarket multibuy offers on ‘junk food’ to be restricted

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Salt, sugar & fat colour coding encourages food fear culture

17 Aug 2017

Sir, It is insulting people’s intelligence to think they need colour codes for salt, sugar and fat on the front of pack…

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A kneejerk reaction isn't responsibility

17 Aug 2017 | By Sally Abbott

Last week, a number of cereal manufacturers came under fire for not being transparent about how sugary their products real

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We should be wary of the constant mixed signals over booze

16 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

August ‘silly season’ is upon us

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No brand is too premium for clear labelling Subscription

08 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

While brands such as Kellogg’s and Weetabix have adopted the green, amber and red for sugar content the likes of Jordans, Eat Natural and Dorset Cereals have yet to follow suit …

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