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Diet? Just fork-get it

I’m going to start my first blog by asking a question. What is the one thing you find the hardest when it comes to maintaining a diet?

Fat lot of use

‘Super-sized’ Easter eggs are a risk to health because of the amount of sugar they contain, according to campaigners.

Time to take comfort

Figures released this week reveal that food and drink exports increased by 2.5% to £22.6bn from January to December 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017.

Lame to blame early evening advertising

This week’s latest ‘let’s blame the food industry for fat kids’ update is that junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of government plans to fight childhood obesity.

Navigating uncharted waters

I attended an EU exit meeting last week at which the industry was given an update on Brexit progress (or not, as the case may be, amid continued whispers that Article 50 will be extended until the end of June).

Hey vegans, don’t milk it!

Now, I’m all for people making lifestyle choices (I, for example, go boxing several times a week, drink wine rather more frequently than that, enjoy the odd chicken curry but also love a mushroom risotto). But no one really needs to know that. Why would anyone care?

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Will the message hit home?

The Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has just published the government response to its follow-up report on childhood obesity. But I don’t recall it grabbing many headlines. So what exactly did it reveal?

Baby, what an opportunity to educate!

As the UK government gets set to consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, it’ll be interesting to see how discussions play out – particularly as parties on both sides of the argument are equally vociferous in their views.

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The wind of change?

As if bacon-lovers were not distressed enough at being urged to curtail their consumption following recent reports that nitrites in processed meat may be killing them… this week we learn that their breakfast butties are killing the planet too. Yep, apparently our meat-heavy, vegetable-poor diet is causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to the environment and killing 11 […]

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