Diet and health

Can we really price people out of the market for unhealthy foods?

Obesity: Are food taxes the answer?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food taxes were raised again last week as a way to help stem obesity rates – but are they really necessary? And would they work?

UK minister warns industry over sugar tax

UK minister warns industry over sugar tax

By Nathan Gray

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers could be forced to pay a sugar tax if they continue to sell unhealthy food, a UK minister has warned.

Chewing gum linked to girl's death

By Niamh Michail

Chewing gum may have been responsible for the death of a 19-year old girl – but there is little evidence to suggest artificial sweeteners were at fault, a UK inquest found yesterday.

The review looked at different ways of modifying initial food choices and found three key elements in each context: Make healthy foods convenient, attractive and normal.

Three ways to encourage healthy eating anywhere

By Niamh Michail

Yes we can: By making healthy food choices Convenient, Attractive and Normal companies and policy-makers can foster healthy eating habits in all contexts, say researchers.

Nutrition labelling alone not effective in comparison study

Front-of-pack labels are equally effective - but none works alone

By Niamh Michail

Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers -  environment, motivation and psychology must be actively influenced too.

Japan’s low carb consumption makes it lightest of all G8 nations

Japan

Japan’s low carb consumption makes it lightest of all G8 nations

By RJ Whitehead

An analysis of the G8 nations has highlighted striking differences in calories and other macronutrients purchased from packaged food in these countries with Mediterranean and Japanese diets being the healthiest, according to Euromonitor.

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