Chile's package of policies: A before and after study

New research looking at sugar-sweetened beverage purchases pre and post implementation of new food labelling and advertising laws in Chile to tackle obesity. These laws include marketing restrictions, banned sales in schools, and the first national mandatory front-of-package (FOP) warning-label system.

13/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Pre-mixed spirits and cocktails high in sugar and calories

Action on Sugar highlighted this week that pre-mixed spirits and cocktails:

  • Can contain up to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 250ml can
  • Have been exempt from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy
  • Nine out of 10 of them have no on-pack nutritional information

21/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Ending inappropriate promotion of commercially available foods for infants and young children in Eur

A new paper published by the WHO has outlined the first steps in developing a nutrient profile model to drive changes in product composition, labelling and promotion practices in food products aimed at infants and young children in the European Region.

24/07/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Foods and drinks aimed at infants and young children: evidence and opportunities for action

Public Health England (PHE) recently published a report showing inconsistencies between national infant feeding guidelines and how commercial baby food and drink products are marketed.

02/07/2019   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  

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