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UK obesity soars as government inaction 'disappoints' campaigners and industry

Levels of obesity in the UK have almost doubled since the early 1990s, with 58% of women and 65% of men overweight or obese. Obesity-related hospital admissions for children have almost doubled in the past 10 years, which makes the government’s failure to take action a “huge tragedy”.

Obesity-related hospital admissions for children have almost doubled in the past 10 years, which makes the government’s failure to take action a “huge tragedy”.(© iStock.com)

High-carb meals better in curbing appetite amongst the obese: Study

Foods high in carbohydrates may help promote better short-term appetite control than high-fat foods, a nutritional study has revealed. 

Altering food choice architecture can promote healthy eating

Nudging techniques, such as changing food product order, can influence food choice and holds promise for changing consumer behaviour - but quantifying its effectiveness is difficult, researchers have found.

Foodex 2016

Antibacterial bag wins Foodex Best New Idea

An antibacterial Bag for Life – designed to prevent food infections from most common types of bacteria – won the Best New Idea award at the trade event Foodex 2016.

Foodex 2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

UK businesses ‘stable’ but skills shortage fears growing

Business conditions for UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) stabilised over the past quarter but the looming skills shortage is still cause for concern, warns the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) quarterly trends survey.