Salt content of vegan meals outside the home

Action on Salt has published a new report that includes a consumer survey and a survey of the salt levels in plant-based meals available in restaurants, fast food chains, and coffee shops.

19/03/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

State of child health (UK)

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a landmark report looking at child health outcomes and data trends across the UK, publishing country-specific policy recommendations for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI). Trends in NI show that the percentage of 4-5 year olds recorded as overweight or obese has increased from 25.1% in 2014 to 26.1% in 2019.

09/03/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Health equity in England: 10 years in review

The Institute of Health Equity have published The Marmot Review 10 Years On which looks at health equity 10 years after the ‘Fair Society Healthy Lives’ report (commonly referred to as the Marmot Review).

05/03/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Improving young diets: new report on weaning

UNICEF has released a new report on improving young children’s diets during the complementary feeding period. The complementary feeding period, also known as weaning, is when a child is introduced to solid food gradually alongside breastfeeding/bottle feeding.

21/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Fewer drinks meeting sugar levy thresholds

A new study measures the impact of the United Kingdom Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) on price, product size, number of soft drinks on the marketplace, and the proportion of drinks over the lower levy threshold of 5g sugar per 100ml.

18/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

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