Calls for Activity Equivalent Calorie Labelling

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A public health expert wants food labels to carry symbols that show how many minutes of several different activities are needed to burn the same amount of calories being consumed, with the aim of helping people to change their behaviour and reduce obesity.

With more than two-thirds of the UK population either overweight or obese, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health, calls for ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling in an article published in The BMJ.

Read the full article at Web MD

http://www.webmd.boots.com/diet/news/20160407/call-for-activity-icons-on-food-labels


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