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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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Edging closer to the abyss

As another year draws to a close, it’s always good reflect on the last 12 months, and hopefully look forward to the coming year with a degree of optimism.

Fat chance of ad ban working

So this week we learn that London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that ‘junk’ food advertising will be banned on public transport in the capital from next February, following a consultation earlier this year.

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When one door closes…

Had to smile this week at the news that Mars bars could apparently vanish from Britain’s shelves in a matter of weeks if the UK departs the EU without a deal.