Diet and health

“Attempts to promote healthy diets will only work if the food systems underpinning them are put right,” warns UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter.

Unhealthy diets now rank above tobacco global as cause of preventable diseases

Battling unhealthy food requires tobacco-style response

By Nathan Gray

The international community must develop a global convention similar to the legal framework for tobacco control to fight diet-related ill health, warn Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation.

British Heart Foundation dietician: Fortification isn't absolutely necessary, we have everything we need in 'normal' food

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Cereal gets to the heart of fiber deficiency, but is fortification the way to go?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

High cereal fiber intake after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, research suggests, but these benefits could be achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, rather than through fortified goods, says British Heart Foundation senior dietician. 

Almost 75% of low income group say they struggle to afford the recommended five-a-day, according to research.

Austerity bites in to consumers ability to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the last week. 

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