From a public health perspective, ‘ultra-processed food’ is a major concern. But stigmatising the term, instead of focusing on the benefits of opting for healthier alternatives, is not the answer, FoodNavigator hears.
A row has broken about a UK government healthy eating tool for families and children that campaigners say is promoting ultra-processed foods despite their links to cancer, heart disease and early death.
So-called ‘ultra-processed foods,’ which include a significant portion of CPGs, are often demonized as calorie-dense, nutrient-poor and a major contributor to diet-related chronic diseases, but is this characterization an oversimplification that is just...
People who eat the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods – including soft drinks, crisps and cookies – have a higher risk of developing dementia than those who eat the lowest amounts, new research suggests.
The COVID-19 global pandemic had a drastic and sudden impact on how people shop and eat. As we move to a new normal where – the hope is – we are able to shift gears and learn to ‘live with COVID’, how will people’s attitudes to food continue to evolve?