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With chocolate and crisps falling out of favour as lunchbox fillers, there is a growing demand for healthy items, says Kantar Worldpanel.

Demand for healthy lunchbox fillers on the rise

By Niamh Michail

British kids’ lunchboxes are getting healthier and competition is more heated than ever, say market researchers at Kantar Worldpanel - but are manufacturers really meeting parents' demands?

Latvia becomes latest EU country to ban trans fats

Latvia becomes latest EU country to ban trans fats

By Niamh Michail

Latvia has banned the use of trans fats in domestically produced and imported food, joining ranks with Austria, Hungary and Denmark - but campaigners are pushing for an EU-wide ban.

The marketing of food that is high in fat, sugar and salt has been linked to increased child obesity - but food and drink companies disagree.

Readers' Survey

The big debate: Marketing junk food to children

By Niamh Michail

Marketing 'junk' food to children is raising blood pressure all round - and that's just the debate. FoodNavigator looks at some of the arguments that have been made in recent years and asks you, the reader, what you think.

Heinz drops healthy claim from sugary baby food

By Niamh Michail

Heinz has removed the word ‘healthy’ from adverts for sugary biscotti for babies – but the campaigner who filed the complaint has slammed the powerlessness of advertising regulators and impunity of Heinz as the word will remain on the packaging.

Source: Oldways Whole Grains Council

Assessing whole grains consumption: Part 2

Consumer confusion about gluten is a double-edge sword for whole grains

By Elizabeth Crawford

Ongoing consumer interest in gluten-free foods has opened a door for less common ancient grains to step into the limelight that wheat, rye and barley have dominated for so long. But at the same time, lingering consumer confusion about the exact definition...

“The food we eat is now the biggest cause of ill health through its high salt, fat and sugar content added by the food industry,

Salt intake directly linked to obesity: CASH

By Niamh Michail

There is a direct link between salt intake and obesity, says 1200-strong CASH study – but health experts say the findings should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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