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 team and specialist network. Each focuses on a hot topic in the food nutrition and health environment. Enjoy and please do share the love, comment or give us the thumbs up if you found useful.
The final ‘Feeding in the First Year of Life’ report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition supports current government recommendations including breast is best, introduction of allergenic foods from six months and the importance of variety and textures.
An extensive detailed analysis of the current scientific evidence into omega-3 seems to have thrown a spanner in the works for heart health dietary advice. Conducted by Cochrane, the review concludes that there is no correlation between cardiovascular health and...
This month, the British Medical Journal published a review on dietary patterns and chronic disease prevention. It aimed to answer questions including whether specific foods actually provide health benefits.
The latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) highlighted that 91% of women of childbearing age (16 to 49 years) in the UK have folate levels that are too low, increasing the risk of foetal Neural Tube Defects such as spina bifida. What can be done?
One in two people in the UK will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. The important new expert report by the World Cancer Research Fund has been published, evaluating the links between diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer.
This week, Public Health England (PHE) published their first assessment on the government’s sugar reduction programme. Have targets been hit?
With debate over the years as to whether saturated fat is bad for you, we’re very pleased to see the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft review into saturated fat published this week.
The ‘clean eating’ and protein trends have spawned a new type of snack – energy and protein balls. But behind the obvious hype, do they offer any real nutritional health benefits?
This week in the news there are reports on whether coffee consumption in pregnancy could increase the chances of having an overweight child.
The new sugar tax on soft drinks excludes fruit juices, as they are legally labelled as having ‘no added sugar’. With child obesity levels ever-increasing, especially among lower socio-economic groups, this worries us.