Obesity

Britvic will continue to innovate and launch products

Budget 2016

Britvic boss ‘surprised and ‘disappointed’ by sugar levy

By Nicholas Robinson

Britvic will continue to reformulate its soft drinks in line with targets the company set for itself before the government-announced sugar levy last week, managing director of Britvic Great Britain Paul Graham has said.

The Government has delayed the release of the childhood obesity strategy for the third time

Sugar fears branded 'collective madness'

By Emily Sutherland

Discussions about how the Government tackles the UK’s growing obesity problem are taking place ‘against a backdrop of collective madness’ according to Institute of Economic Affairs director Christopher Snowden. 

Call for exercise-equivalent calorie labelling

Healthy options

Call for exercise-equivalent calorie labelling

By Oli Gross

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has called for 'activity-equivalent' calorie labelling, which would show how much exercise would be required to burn off calories contained in food and drink.

67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese

News analysis: sugar tax

First shots in sugar tax wars

By Nicholas Robinson

With billions being spent on trying to combat Britain’s growing obesity crisis and its subsequent diabetes epidemic, Nicholas Robinson and Daniel Woolfson take an in-depth look at the arguments for and against the latest quick fix to grab the headlines...

Soil Association calls for traffic light labelling on menus

Obesity debate

Mandatory nutrition labelling on pub menus

By Nicholas Robinson

Government should make nutritional information on pub menus mandatory to help combat the UK’s growing obesity crisis, a senior Soil Association policy advisor has urged.

Willock:

Are you fit for business?

By Rob Willock

Happy 2014! I appreciate that, by the time you read this, we’ll be half way through January — so now seems like a good time to check your progress on those new year’s resolutions.

Jac Roper

Healthy options - Fat chance?

By Nigel Huddleston

Are the likes of Atkins-style menus just a passing fad? Nigel Huddleston checks out pubs that offer the latest in 21st-century diets