Entries by Coalition Team

HFSS promotions in Scotland to be restricted

Food Navigator In its latest annual Programme for Government published last week, the Scottish Government included measures to bring forward a bill restricting the promotion and marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt and saturated fat. The proposed bill will also aim to protect children, plans to extend current restrictions for non-broadcast advertising […]

Can you trust industry-funded nutrition research?

TVO Marion Nestle the author of Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, notes that the average consumer can find it hard to differentiate between between industry-funded nutrition studies and independent ones, and she believes that the public needs to be educated about the sources of nutrition research to make […]

Study: 88% of children’s foods don’t meet WHO’s nutritional standards

Food Dive Charlene Elliott, a researcher at the University of Calgary found most foods in Canada targeted to children haven’t nutritionally improved despite World Health Organization guidelines restricting marketing based on sugar, fat and salt content. She concluded stricter marketing guidelines are needed for children’s food products. Read Food Dive brief here. You can read […]

What are the implications of advertising to children?

GD.com UK nutritionist Hannah Skeggs explores the impacts of advertising high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products to children. Despite increasing airtime given to health campaigns, advertisements for less healthy products still dominate airtime. A recent survey of 7-11 year olds by Cancer Research & University of Liverpool found that each hour children spent watching […]

Jamie Oliver ‘revolutionized’ school lunches… so why are they still so unhealthy?

The Independent UK School food policy has failed to sustain quality nutrition – particularly in secondary schools. Researchers from the Jamie Oliver Foundation were alarmed to find many schools are still serving high-fat and sugary foods at break and lunch – including pasties, pizza, doughnuts, muffins and cookies, often in large portion sizes. Read article […]