New Junk Food Advert Ban: Same Old Advertising Industry Proposals

By Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Childhood, The Open University The UK Government has announced plans to significantly restrict online advertising of less healthy food and drinks. A ban on some adverts for certain foods high in...
Letter to The Times – 18th December 2020

Letter to The Times – 18th December 2020

The following letter was sent to The Times in response to an op-ed by an employee of the Adam Smith Institute ‘Think Tank’ on 16th December. Dear Sir, Morgan Schondelmeier’s article for Times Red Box (Obesity: online ban for high-fat foods is not the...

Response to Sugar Reduction Targets – 7th October 2020

“These results are disappointing, but not surprising. It’s clear from this report that the food industry is unable or unwilling to reformulate voluntarily and it’s now time for a different approach. The significant sugar reduction seen in milk based drinks, shows that...
The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

We are living through the worst public health crisis in a generation, the likes of which most of us in the UK will not have experienced before. The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on all aspects of our lives, not least the food and drinks we are eating. What...

A Christmas Wish-List from the Obesity Health Alliance

All we want for Christmas is…. The opportunity for every child to be a healthy weight. That’s not too much to ask for. And while making our Christmas wish come true may be out of the hands of a certain man in a red suit, there are certainly a few gifts the new...