Maternal Obesity in the UK

A recent report “Maternal Obesity in the UK: Findings from a National Project” has revealed the prevalence of severe maternal obesity (BMI ≥35) in the UK. The prevalence of women with a BMI ≥35 at any...

25/03/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Salt Levels in Soup on the island of Ireland

A new “Survey of salt levels in soup in catering establishments on the island of Ireland”, funded by safefood, provides a snapshop of the salt content of ready to eat soups available on the island.

23/03/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Nutrition Exchange Programme

The next deadline for applications for the Nutrition Exchange Programme is 15 May, 2011. Further information about the programme is available on the safefood website.

16/03/2011   by Christine Connolly  

BMI and waist circumference still important to heart disease risk

A recent study in The Lancet, about using BMI, waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio to predict risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), has received a lot of media attention.

15/03/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Insights into Attitudes to Food

The Food Standards Agency has published the first wave of an extensive new survey called “Food and You”, which reveals information about people’s behaviour and attitudes towards food issues such as...

10/03/2011   by Christine Connolly  

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