SUPERMARKETS should remove junk food from store entrances, aisle ends and checkouts so it is harder to find, health campaigners say. They claim placing chocolate, crisps and doughnuts in high-profile areas encourages people to buy more and is fuelling the obesity crisis. But critics warn it will not be long before junk food is treated like fags and porn mags and only sold over the counter or from top shelves. The Obesity Health Alliance, which represents charities and medical groups, found 70% of food and drink in these areas was high in fat, sugar or salt. And their survey of Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores revealed an average of just 1% was healthier fruit and vegetables. Public Health England guidelines suggest eating five portions of fruit and veg a day, which should make up over a third of our diet. More than one in three children leaves primary school too fat, increasing their risk of cancer, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease in later life. The Government is … [Read more...] about High street stores should ‘move junk food away from the checkouts’ so it is harder to find, experts claim
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses Monday in an extraordinary attack on their defence of junk food advertising on television. The British cook, who has campaigned against sugary drinks and the "abysmal" standard of food in schools, also lambasted the Olympic authorities and FIFA, which runs the World Cup football championships, for cashing in at the cost of children's health. "We are getting to a scenario now where people are actually saying, 'We can't make killer drama without selling shit to kids,'" Oliver told top TV executives gathered in Cannes, France. He said his own bosses at Channel 4 and ITV in Britain "don't want to be legislated against for junk food advertising" because they fear for their budgets. But "they have created a monster (in Oliver) because we get awards for doing programmes that are about social change and things that matter, but when it gets too close..." Oliver, 43, who shot to fame with "The Naked Chef" series and cookbooks two decades ago, … [Read more...] about Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads
Story highlights The Nutri-Score is found on food labels in the UK; other countries are considering it Researchers found that a lower-nutritional-quality diet was associated with a higher risk of total cancer (CNN)You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and even cancer. Now, researchers have used a new nutritional labeling system to tie a diet low in nutritional quality with increased risks of a number of types of cancers. The Nutri-Score logo is based on the British Food Standards Agency's Nutrient Profiling System, which is calculated for each food or beverage using a 100-gram content measure for energy (calories), sugar, saturated fatty acids, sodium, fiber and proteins. The profiling system has been used in the UK to regulate food advertising to children since 2007. The new five-tier nutritional coding Nutri-Score system, which … [Read more...] about Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers
IT sounds like it's too good to be true, there's a diet that allows you to eat junk food three times a day. The "dirty keto" diet follows the same rules as the original keto diet - low carbs, high fat - but pays more attention from where the macros in the food come from. Macros are essentially the macro nutrients in food, so rather than counting calories you can make sure your body is getting all it needs by eating the right macros. The "dirty" keto diet still says you need 60-75 per cent of your daily calories from fat, 15-30 per cent from protein and 5-10 per cent from carbs. As long as you meet these percentages that's all that matters. So that means instead of focusing on healthier high-fat foods you can go mad on junk foods like cheese and low-carb burgers. But that's not a good choice for your long-term health and could cause life-threatening conditions like heart disease. "If you are replacing carbs with junk food you are going to be increasing the amount of free sugars, … [Read more...] about What is the ‘dirty keto diet’ that LETS you gorge on junk food as much as you like?
Government figures have revealed that the percentage of overweight and obese children in Mansfield is above the national average. A report from Public Health England shows that although the national average of overweight and obese children is 34.2 percent, the number in Mansfield stands at 35.2 percent. Youngsters are measured in reception and in year six. The government has tried to curb the rate of obesity in the UK, introducing a sugar tax in a bid to slash sugar consumption. The estimated £520m raised by the levy will contribute to boosting primary school sports. There is also pressure on the government to ban junk food adverts on TV before 9PM, restrict price promotions for sugary food and drinks in supermarkets, and calls for a ban on cartoon characters on high sugar foods like cereals. NHS digital published figures in April that revealed In 2016/17, there were 617 thousand admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was a factor. This is an increase of 18 per cent on … [Read more...] about Number of overweight and obese children in Mansfield is above national average.