We are passionate about all things nutrition and health from farm to fork. In our blog below you’ll find some thoughts, news and reports from our core team as well as our specialist network and partners. Each focuses on current hot topics and issues in food nutrition and health. Enjoy and please do share and comment.
The National Obesity Forum has called for a tax on sugary drinks this week at more than double the level recommended by Public Health England, in a manifesto to improve public health launched to mark the beginning of its JanUary campaign.read more
We enjoyed attending Parliament yesterday. However, it was not the usual kind of meeting! Originally set up to test MPs knowledge of healthy eating, hydration and physical activity against primary school pupils in the House of Common.read more
The first-meal of the day is changing. Long ago, bacon-and-eggs were popular (and they still are for those anxious about carbohydrates, or for those staying in hotels where others will wash the greasy pans).read more
The media loves a good headline, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provided the perfect story on October 26th – processed meat causes cancer. So is bacon the new tobacco?…read more
This first Sugar Awareness Week, being run by action on sugar, included a reception at the House of Commons yesterday, Wednesday 2nd December, hosted by Geraint Davies MP.read more
Many realists thought it unthinkable, but it happened the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recommended that sugar recommendations should be halved…read more
Mindfulness is often used to promote well being and help reduce stress and anxiety and considerable benefits have been shown from a large body of research in positive psychology. In essence mindfulness practice teaches us to…read more