The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging people to ‘face their freezer fears’ and stop unnecessary food waste. Steve Wearne, director of policy at the FSA, says in a statement: ‘Every year we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes. Much of this waste is unnecessary, and a better understanding … More Freezing Food to Reduce Waste
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. Workplace temptation stops people losing weight and staff … More Calls For An End To Cake Culture
We are used to being told that what we eat may affect our risk of obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists say that when we eat our food may also have a bearing. A team led by King’s College London which reviewed the available evidence are calling for larger scale studies … More Is When We Eat Important For Our Health
The Mediterranean diet, with a high fat content from olive oil and nuts, does not cause people to gain weight, a major study has found. Fear of fat is misplaced and guidelines that restrict it in our diets are wrong, say the Spanish researchers who have followed more than 7,000 people, some eating 30g of … More Fearing the Fat? Think Again
The home delivery meal system is becoming increasingly popular, giving busy couples and families the opportunity to enjoy cooking healthy meals at home and eating as a family instead of grabbing fast-food meals on the run. Despite the popularity and ease of use of meal kit services, there are several draw backs including cost, excess packaging … More Doorstep Dinners – More Harm Than Good?
Latest statistics show that 1 in 4 British people will be obese by 2025 – putting the UK on course to be the fattest national in Europe. We have become a nation of overeaters, driven by gluttony, convenience, lack of nutritional knowledge, habit and cultural shifts. But having such an abundance of readily-to-eat food … More Health Foods: Are you eating too much?
When it comes to understanding the challenge facing the nation on obesity, yoghurt is a good place to start. It’s one of the most common items in our shopping basket. We spend more on it than we do on crisps and bacon. In its normal state – natural full-fat – it’s pretty good for you. … More The Role of Yoghurt in an Obesogenic Environment
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, … More Calls for Activity Equivalent Calorie Labelling
We’re told that eating breakfast will make us slimmer, happier and livelier, but have we been swallowing a myth? Read the full article at New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2081573-is-breakfast-really-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/
A new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry will be introduced in the UK, the chancellor has announced as he unveiled his Budget. The move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity. Read the full article at the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35824071