Junk Food

One Year On From The Childhood Obesity Plan: Where Are We Now?

Professor John Wass | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor John Wass

The Government pitched their Childhood Obesity Plan as the start of the conversation. The stronger elements of the plan are progressing well, but these alone are not enough. We now desperately need to return to that conversation to give us the best chance of protecting our children's future health not just over the next 52 weeks, but for every week beyond that.

Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

We Can't Ignore Obesity When The Going Gets Tough Politically

Professor John Wass | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Wass

We are calling on the new Government to be the one that finally turns the tide of childhood obesity. We are certain that it can be done with bold and decisive action. Ultimately politics is about creating a better future for our children. But we need them to be healthy enough to enjoy it.

Confession: I'm A Registered Nutritionist And I Eat Processed Foods

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

What do you think about this meal? Salads are pretty healthy, right? Greens are a source of iron, tomatoes have loads of lycopene (an antioxidant) and that stuff in the middle is tempeh, made from fermented soybeans and high in both protein AND fibre.

Reaching For The Junk Food? Sleep Deprivation May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of rubbish you eat, you should start by getting a good night’s sleep. That’s according to a new stud...

Stop The Sugar Shame - We Need To Take The Blame

Charlotte Moore | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Moore

It's time to pull on our big boy/girl pants and admit the truth - sugar addiction is not the reason we're overweight or unhealthy, WE ARE THE REASON. There, I've said it and while I know it's not what you want to read, it's time we stopped pussyfooting around with excuses to make ourselves feel better.

New Rules Won't Protect Children Enough From Junk Food Marketing

Professor John Wass | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Professor John Wass

As any parent knows, long gone are the days when children's 'screen-time' was based exclusively on being huddled round the TV watching the latest TV shows in real time. Thanks to our multi-media world, children are more likely to be watching their favourite shows on an iPad, or viewing popular YouTube vloggers showing them 'how to' do everything from the latest hairstyle to how to survive in Minecraft.

Junk Food Will No Longer Be Advertised Around Kids' Content Online, In Print Or In Cinemas

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents

Advertising of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food and drink products in non-broadcast media aimed at children has been banned, the Committee of Adve...

More Needs To Be Done To Tackle How Junk Food Is Advertised To Kids, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Ch...

Childhood Obesity: Exploding Nightmare

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?

Junk Food Adverts Aimed At Children Could Be Banned To Combat Child Obesity Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Junk food adverts targeted specifically at children could be banned in a bid to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. The ban is being considered by ...

Junk Food Can Cause Same Amount Of Kidney Damage As Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A junk food-filled diet could cause as much damage to your kidneys as diabetes, new research suggests. Researchers found that eating junk food or a hi...

Junk Food Less Harmful When Teamed With This Diet, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who eat unhealthily could reduce their chances of heart attack and stroke by combining their junk food-filled diet with a Mediterranean diet. I...

Predicting a Sugar Tax Blowback

James Cronin | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
James Cronin

George Osborne pulled yet another budget-related rabbit from the famous red suitcase last month. After a cunicular living wage hike and stamp duty ref...

Junk Food Advertising Should Be Banned Near Schools, Says LGA

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

Local communities should be given the freedom to ban junk food advertising near schools, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. The LGA, whi...

Junk Food Adverts Could Be Banned From Children's Content Online

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

Junk food advertising could be banned from children's content streamed online in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, the UK's advertising watchdog has ...

The Real Reason We Eat So Much Junk Food

Joe Sexton | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sexton

While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.

WHO Reveals Measures Needed To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the campaign calling for "sugar tax" on soft drinks, as part of a new report on childhood obesity. T...

Could Junk Food Be Messing With Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eaten lots of junk food recently? Feeling forgetful? Believe it or not, scientists have found that the two could be linked. Eating processed foods ...

Junk Food Kills Off Stomach Bacteria That Helps You Stay Slim

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you shuffle into McDonald's because you can't be bothered to cook, you might want to make a mental note of this: eating junk food kills gut ...

Why We Need to Watch Out for Junk Food Advertising!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

There are plenty of ways by which companies can market to kids or adults outside of TV advertising and the regulations for non-broadcast advertising are currently weak or non-existent.

How To Make Coca Cola At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The formula for Coke is supposed to be a heavily guarded secret, but according to The Mirror the details have been readily available since 1993. Ap...

South Korean Women React To US Junk Food

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Is it a bush tucker trial? Judging from the fuss, you'd think so. The reality is that a handful of South Korean women have been asked to taste test...

Hospital's Still Serving Junk Food Can Be Traced Back to Blair!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Despite repeated calls from numerous medical experts and various health intellectuals hospitals across the UK continue to serve junk foods to sick people. As recently as last year Doctors themselves meeting at the BMA made the strongest recommendation that all hospitals should stop this practice completely because it was exacerbating almost every medical problem they faced.

Why Healthy Eating Is Now A Luxury...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if supermarket shopping wasn't stressful enough already, a new study has found that healthy foods cost three times more than less-healthy alternati...