Portion Distortion

The British Heart Foundation has launched a report looking at how the portion sizes of many food products has increased substantially in the last 20 years. 

24/10/2013   by Laura Keaver  

‘Health claim’ for fructose to be allowed in the EU

The European Union (EU) has ruled that food and drinks manufacturers can now include a ‘health claim’ that their sweetened products are ‘healthier’ than alternatives if they replace more than 30% of the sucrose or glucose content with fructose. 

21/10/2013   by Laura Keaver  

Irish consumers not eating enough fruit and vegetables

New research funded by safefood has reported that although 75% of consumers know they should be eating five portions of fruit and vegetables daily, only 36% are actually doing so. 

14/10/2013   by Laura Keaver  

Call for tax on sugar sweetened beverages

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) Policy Group on Obesity are calling for a 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the 2014 budget.

07/10/2013   by Laura Keaver  

A tax on soft drinks in Ireland could have a small but important impact on obesity.

A 10% tax on soft drinks in Ireland is predicted to lead to a small reduction in obesity prevalence in adults.

03/10/2013   by Laura Keaver  

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