Tag Archives: British Nutrition Foundation

Food chains join forces to cut sugar

Some of the high street’s biggest food chains have signed up to a series of new health targets including a 20% reduction in sugar by 2020. The alliance, which includes Caffè Nero, Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s and Mitchells & Butlers, has created a new code of practice with the aim of driving responsible behaviour in product…
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Digesting the diet debate

CAVE PAINTINGS never showed people eating carrots – so the argument for meat eating goes. In fact, humans remained largely carnivorous until fairly recently. Today, our simple gut of a single stomach, medium-length small intestine and short colon is “typical of an omnivore”, explains the dietician Carrie Ruxton in her recent paper: “Micronutrient Challenges Across the…
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Could chefs make sustainable food sexy?

CELEBRITY CHEFS were recently branded as a “hidden contributing factor to Britain's obesity epidemic" in a  paper published in the Food and Public Health journal. Their recipes contained “excessive amounts of total fat, sugars and salt” which were influencing the food preparation habits of the public, said the research from Coventry University.   When it…
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Balancing the nutrition, health and wellness equation

THE MAJORITY of consumers today are well aware of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle but, when it comes to the question of nutrition and health, one has to wonder whether we are equally cognisant of just how important nutrition is within the “nutrition, health and wellness” equation.            …
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New health & wellbeing training

THE BRITISH Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched an online training package for use in corporate health and wellbeing programmes.   An ‘Introduction to Healthy Eating and Nutrition’ is designed to verse employees in the basics of nutrition and healthy lifestyles. It supports the Government’s public health objectives and the national fight against obesity.   The course…
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