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  

Mandatory calorie labelling on food outside of the home

The Department of Health and Social Care, England is holding a consultation on implementing mandatory calorie labelling on all food and drink served outside of the home, including restaurants, cafes and online third party takeaway platforms.

 

25/09/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce the calories we buy

A new review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence that nutritional labelling on menus can reduce the calories purchased in restaurants. The researchers found that calorie labelling on menus would reduce energy purchased per meal by 7.8% or 47kcal (on an average 600kcal meal).

13/03/2018   by Anne Parle  

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