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Sugar Reduction, What’s the Progress?

Sugar Reduction, What’s the Progress?

By Dr Kawther Hashem, Campaign Lead at Action on Sugar The long-awaited 2019 sugar reduction progress report has been published, reflecting on the last three years of sugar reduction efforts in breakfast cereals, yogurts, chocolate, sweets, just to mention a few...

Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

By Daniel Hunt, Freelance Consultant in Public Health Policy Given the sheer volume of junk food marketing and promotions we see associated with sport, it’s easy to forget that this type of food is fundamentally unhealthy. For example, at their heart, the energy...

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

How food companies are keeping unhealthy food in the spotlight during the pandemic This simple advice on advertising was oozed by (entirely fictional and utterly callous) advertising legend, Don Draper in Mad Men. While he wasn’t specifically advising brands on how to...

Coronavirus and the discussion of obesity

Coronavirus and the discussion of obesity

Sarah Le Broq, Director of Obesity UK, a charity supporting people living with obesity, blogs for us on the importance of language when discussing obesity and coronavirus. Obesity is a complex health condition. The UK Government’s Foresight Report published in 2007,...