Progress report on sugar reduction in the UK between 2015 and 2018

Public Health England (PHE) released a progress report on the voluntary sugar reduction programme. This programme aims to reduce sugar by 20% by 2020 in food products that are most frequently consumed in children up to the age of 18.

23/09/2019   by Niall Grieve  

Confusing health and nutrition claims in food marketing to children

Researchers at University of Glasgow investigated how nutritious children’s products with health and nutrition claims are. The research was carried across a variety of UK food retailers with 332 products.

10/04/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Growing up in Ireland – infant cohort

The Economic and Social Research Institute have published the latest findings from the Growing up in Ireland, national longitudinal study which focused on the five year old infant cohort.

22/02/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Obesity related cancer trends in young adults

A recent study published by The Lancet found that there is a rising trend in obesity related cancers in young adults aged between 25 and 49 years compared to older generations in the United States.

07/02/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Planetary health diet

The EAT Lancet commission released findings from a study which proposes a “planetary health diet”, i.e. a diet best for human health and the planet.

17/01/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

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