My formal ban on soft drinks, pop and fruit juices

Tap-water is next-to-nothing in cost and zero calories . . . An important new report says "there is evidence that sugars sweetened beverages should be consumed in minimal (i.e. infrequently and in small) amounts". And "there needs to be a...

Thinking differently about obesity

Obesity is a complex issue.  So much so, that Public Health England identify over 100 factors that influence whether or not an individual is obese. So we thought it would be interesting to start a list of some different ways...

Panel of Experts

We're delighted with the response we've had from eminent people to join our Panel of Experts. So far, the Panel is six-strong, and we're recruiting a few more people to join them.

Big Food, Big Soda . . . and Birmingham?

No doubt encouraged by the sponsorship deals struck for the London Olympics, Coca-Cola is now paying for activities in Birmingham parks — with the blessing of the City Council who now include Birmingham Public Health. Should we be concerned?

Central Government: Plan for public procurement

The public sector in England currently spends £1.2 billion a year on food and drink. From 2017, buyers ‘are encouraged’ to source fresh, locally sourced and seasonal foodstuffs, in line with the ‘Plan for Public Procurement’ launched on 21 July 2014

Another food scandal in China

It’s widely reported today that five people have been detained in the latest food scandal in China, including the BBC. Allegedly, a Shanghai-based meat plant, Husi Food, has been re-processing expired meat.
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