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Sugar tax go ahead and new advertising rules

The government took a big step towards implementation of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week by including draft legislation in its Finance Bill. The new levy will be applied in two rates: a lower one for added sugar drinks with a total sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres, plus a…
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Little nudges make a big push

FOODSERVICE BUSINESSES can take a lesson from giants like Coke and Asda in encouraging consumers to make healthier choices.                           In 2010 the top 10 UK food manufacturers spent just shy of £500m on advertising aimed at encouraging people to buy, among other…
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Nutrition trends going wrong way

THE GOVERNMENT has published its annual “Family Food” survey, which campaigners say shows worrying trends in terms of nutrition.   The survey provides statistics on food purchases by type of food and also estimates of nutrient content.   Most concerning is the decline in purchases of fruit and vegetables, down 10% in 2011 compared to…
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‘The Obesity Games’

JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate sponsors like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola has undermined the positive health legacy from this year’s Olympics.…
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