Tag Archives: British Heart Foundation

Cut portion sizes to save lives, food firms told

An alliance of health charities has called for greater portion size control, further product reformulation and restrictions on sporting event sponsorship by unhealthy food brands as part of a raft of measures to prevent 250,000 premature deaths in Britain by 2025. Other proposals made by the Richmond Group of charities include a sugar sweetened beverage…
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BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm watershed 

OVER SEVEN in ten (72%) parents with children aged 4 to 16 in Wales have been pestered by their children to buy junk food they have seen advertised on TV, according to a new survey by the British Heart Foundation ahead of Heart Month this February.                   …
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Industry-wide nutritional labelling system launched

A NEW consistent front-of-pack nutrition labeling system is being launched today by Public Health Minister Anna Soubry, in an effort to help consumers make more informed food purchasing decisions.   The new label will combine traffic light colour-coding and nutritional information on fat, salt, sugar and calorie content in food products after research showed that…
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No return for the mack?

FEARS OF overfishing may put mackerel's comeback on hold as customers face a tough choice between eating healthily and sustainably.   What a difference two years make. This time in 2011, mackerel was riding on the crest of a wave – in plentiful supply, promoted as part of a healthy diet thanks to its high…
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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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