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December 23, 2018

You may have noticed the rapidly growing number of high-protein foods flooding your local supermarket aisles - including cheese, cereals, sliced bread, confectionery, and water - which are typically more expensive than their original counterparts. But do we need to spl...

August 13, 2018

One of the most common conversations and debates I have with the media, schools, parents and even children sometimes, is overall, what is more cost efficient - Packed Lunches or School Meals 

Fighting it out 🤼‍♂️

IN THE BLUE CORNER 🔵 you have packed lunches – parents k...

August 5, 2018

Did anyone watch "The TRUTH about carbs" on BBC 1?

Anyone else have their heads in their hands? Did it leave people more confused, or create clarity?

If you missed it, here’s the main lesson I learned:

  • Avoid watching too many nutrition related TV shows (and that inclu...

August 5, 2018

Obesity again, has once again surfaced to the opening pages of mainstream media as Big Jay (who interestingly has recently announced he's piled on the unwanted pounds [see here]) last Wednesday co-ordinated a letter to Theresa with the backing of Labour leaders, Scotti...

April 18, 2018

Over the weekend I went into Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl UK to find the 'pledge' all four of these Supermarkets made two years ago seems to have evaporated?

As a Recap, Lidl lead the way back in 2014, with intention of removing confectionary from all of its checkouts, sta...

March 28, 2018

More often than not, most weeks, with the work we do at The British Obesity Society and personally I do with School Health UK, I'm asked to contribute on the radio - being asked for thoughts on the current state of our country and it seems more often than not, the pres...

February 20, 2018

Consuming food and drink containing artificial sweeteners could lead to weight gain and heighten the risk of suffering from health issues including diabetes, scientists claim.

A large-scale study on the effects of the sugar substitute found it can potentially negatively...

February 16, 2018

I don’t want to start the New Year with a moan but it seems that despite efforts from both the government and individual organisations we are still not really listening to the warnings about the obesity epidemic. I get the feeling that we have been banging on about the...

May 19, 2017

Remember when there was no nutritional information on food packaging? If you do you’re probably middle-aged or more – ‘when your age starts to show around your middle’, as Woody Allen put it.

Government regulation has gradually ensured that packaging carries such inform...

February 28, 2017

‘Our school meals aren’t healthy ‘cos we ‘ave chocolate cake for puddin’!’ said a year five child I was working with, as I aimed to explore whether the mandatory School Food Standards are having an educational impact on our students – it turns out they are not.
The cho...

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