Findings from the National Children’s Food Survey II (NCFS) 2017-18

The report details food and nutrient intakes, body weight, physical activity and eating behaviours in children aged 5-12 years in Ireland.

25/09/2019   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva  

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  

Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK

A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.

10/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Consumption of soft drinks and its association with mortality risk

Researchers conducted a population-based cohort study to establish a possible association between soft drink consumption and mortality in 10 European countries. 

05/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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