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    • Shocking: Nine leading food and beverages brands in India lag behind in high nutritional quality

      Sugar Tax

      Shocking: Nine leading food and beverages brands in India lag behind in high nutritional quality

      No more than 12 per cent of beverages and 16 per cent of foods sold by nine leading Indian food and beverage companies were of “high nutritional quality”, according to the Access to Nutrition Index India Spotlight, 2016, a first of its kind survey.

      Source:

      business standard

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    • The fattest nation on earth: Mexico’s desperate battle with the sugar addiction that is crippling and killing millions

      Nutrition

      The fattest nation on earth: Mexico’s desperate battle with the sugar addiction that is crippling and killing millions

      With five million clinically obese people living in Mexico City alone, the government introduced the levy to combat the problem – and now the UK is looking to follow their example.

      Source:

      mirror

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    • Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list

      Sustainability

      Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list

      It is among the most popular fish in the UK, but haddock may soon be off the menu in some fish and chip shops because of dwindling stocks.

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • Top sources of added sugar in our diet

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      Top sources of added sugar in our diet

      From cola, chocolate and ketchup to beer, yoghurt and soup, find out where most of the added sugar in our diet lurks.

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      NHS

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    • Obesity crisis: Is this the food that is making us all fat?

      Nutrition

      Obesity crisis: Is this the food that is making us all fat?

      A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying.

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      BBC

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    • Subway ads for junk food target the poor

      Nutrition

      Subway ads for junk food target the poor

      Subway advertising for junk food and alcohol in the Bronx was more common in neighborhoods with higher poverty rates, higher percentages of Hispanic residents and higher percentages of children in nearby residential areas, according to a study published Wednesday.

      Source:

      crain's

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    • Camilla helps Jamie Oliver turn food waste into feast

      Jamie

      Camilla helps Jamie Oliver turn food waste into feast

      The Duchess of Cornwall has helped top chefs create a banquet from produce that would otherwise go to waste – under the watchful eye of Jamie Oliver.

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      BBC

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    • Salt in a healthy diet

      Nutrition

      Salt in a healthy diet

      Every year, Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) hold a week to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake throughout the world; This is done through lots of different events, creating media interest and generating awareness through local communities.

      Source:

      Jamie Oliver

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    • Thank YOU: CEO CookOff smashes it!

      Jamie

      Thank YOU: CEO CookOff smashes it!

      Hi guys!

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    • Will Bill Morneau save 13,000 lives with a levy on sugary drinks?

      Sugar Tax

      Will Bill Morneau save 13,000 lives with a levy on sugary drinks?

      I got to meet Bill Morneau recently; I don’t know if he realizes it, but he is a man uniquely placed to protect the health, prosperity and children of Canada.

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    • How much salt should we be consuming?

      Nutrition

      How much salt should we be consuming?

      Being aware of the amount of salt we’re consuming is an important factor in maintaining a healthy, balanced diet; As this week is Salt Awareness Week, we’ve pulled together some tips and tricks to help you keep an eye on the high levels of salt that can so often sneak into our meals.

      Source:

      Jamie Oliver

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    • Selling Sickness, One Subway Station at a Time

      Nutrition

      Selling Sickness, One Subway Station at a Time

      In a new study, several subway stations had more than 10 unhealthy food or beverage ads to view.

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      us news

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    • The deadly risk of sugar: It’s time investors reassessed food and drinks companies

      Nutrition

      The deadly risk of sugar: It’s time investors reassessed food and drinks companies

      Investors are pushing big brands to do better, to spend more on R&D, and reformulate their portfolios.

      Source:

      City am

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    • Will a sugary drinks levy benefit Canadians? New research says yes.

      Jamie

      Will a sugary drinks levy benefit Canadians? New research says yes.

      New research by the University of Waterloo commissioned by leading health organizations reveals a levy on sugary drinks would lead to fewer deaths, disabilities, and health care costs.

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