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‘Cut fat and salt now to save lives’ – UK watchdog

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 24th, 2010.

A hard-hitting report from the UK health watchdog group National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) calls on government and the food industry to cut salt and fat from processed foods — a move it says would save tens of thousands of lives a year. The report recommends a public health approach to combat […]

Experts on 60 Minutes artificial food colouring piece

Peter Griffin posted in on July 2nd, 2009.

A report by TV3’s 60 Minutes this week on the effects of artificial food colouring (‘Off Colour’, Monday 29 June), has attracted criticism from nutrition experts, both over the science behind the report and of the on-camera ‘experiment’ it contained. In the experiment, two groups of children were given different food – one group was […]

Junk food back on the school menu

Amanda Johnson posted in on February 27th, 2009.

A new paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal discusses the Government’s recent decision to remove the healthy food policy for schools. The authors of the paper, Jennifer Utter, Robert Scragg, Teuila Percival and Robert Beaglehole, suggest that the removal of the 2008 clause in the National Administration Guidelines requiring schools to make […]

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