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Selling sweets near supermarket checkouts and offering two-for-one deals on junk food will be banned under a government campaign against childhood obesity. Ministers are also considering barring cartoons from promoting junk food and are consulting on making it illegal to sell energy drinks to anyone under the age of 16. It is understood that the health minister will introduce ...

It is not easy to eat healthily but doing so is being made even harder by "misleading" food labels, according to Which?. The consumer group is calling on the government to fix the "chaos" of food labelling standards when the UK leaves the EU. Which? says "traffic light" labelling - indicating that are foods high in salt, sugar or fat - should be mandatory. Under EU rules it ...

Height and weight measurements show the number of children classed as severely overweight rose from 15,000 in reception to 22,000 by the time they leave primary school.

The Local Government Association which analysed Public Health England figures said action was urgently needed....

 

The hospitality sector is facing the most substantial changes to privacy law in decades through the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation which is enforceable from 25th May 2018.   GDPR provides new and wide ranging rights to individuals and as a result increases the compliance responsibilities for any organisation involved in processing personal data.   ...

A cult of clean eating is a “ticking time bomb” that could leave young people with weak bones, the National Osteoporosis Society has warned. Research by the charity shows that four in ten of those aged between 18 and 24 have tried such regimes, which are now coming under attack for cutting out major food groups, such as dairy. The diets have become increasingly fashionable, a ...

Study shows that more than 2,500 people a week would avoid being diagnosed with cancer if they made lifestyle changes, such as exercising and lowering their weight research suggests. Nearly 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the UK every year could be avoided a new report by Cancer Research UK has found. Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of cancer, followed by exces ...

Adding calorie information to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce calorie intake by around 8% per meal. Given that the latest figures from government show that two-thirds of us are overweight or obese, this is not an insignificant number. Continually eating too many calories leads to weight gain and increases the risk of heart dise ...

Tameside Hospital in Manchester has become the first in Britain to ban sugar from its restaurant in an attempt to tackle growing concerns about obesity among NHS staff. The hospital has removed all added sugar from the meals it prepares for visitors and health service workers, and taken sugary snacks and fizzy drinks off its menu. The only drinks visitors can buy are tea, coff ...

GPs must urgently refer almost two million overweight people for NHS cooking and exercise classes under official guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).

Everyone over 40 should have a blood test to identify whether unhealthy eating has damaged their metabolism. NHS leaders will have to scale up healthy living programmes to make sure that more people can take part, the guidance adds. Sending people on the taxpayer-funded £435-a-head courses will cost billions but pay for itself within 14 years by preventing thousands of cases of diabetes, Nice estimates.

Obesity is the world's fastest-growing health risk, with poor diet responsible for one in five deaths. A quarter of British adults are obese and this has fuelled a doubling of Type II Diabetes.

Our accredited qualifications in nutrition will help mangers within a healthy living programme build on their existing nutrition knowledge and achieve an intermediate Ofqual  nutrition qualification.

The Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

Start planning ahead for next years week and remember it doesn't matter how big or small your event is, as long as you're doing something to raise awareness for A Global Challenge 2018 and the National Association of Care Caterers.