Less sugar sold from soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018
The amount of sugar from soft drinks being sold has reduced by 30% or 4.6g per person per day between 2015 and 2018 according to a new study from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University
Pre-mixed spirits and cocktails high in sugar and calories
Action on Sugar highlighted this week that pre-mixed spirits and cocktails: can contain up to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 250ml can, have been exempt from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, and nine out of 10 of them have no on-pack nutritional information.
Health Survey Northern Ireland 2018/2019
The Department of Health have released the first findings from the Health Survey carried out in 2018/19 in Northern Ireland. This survey included questions relating to general health, mental health and wellbeing, antibiotics, obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol, and sexual health.
The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC)
The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study has released a new report based on data collected in 2018.
Effects of labelling food with physical activity calorie equivalents (PACE)
Research was conducted in the UK to study the effect of labelling food wih the amount of physical activity required to brun off the calories.
Healthy Ireland Survey: Parents and Health
Healthy Ireland recently published a survey on a variety of health topics in the population of Ireland. This survey included a section on parents and their general health, weight, smoking habits, physical activity levels and sleep in comparison to non-parents.
Red or processed meat and cancer
safefood rejects the recent finding from Dalhousie University and McMaster University that there is no need to cut down on red or processed meat.
Findings from the National Children’s Food Survey II (NCFS) 2017-18
The report details food and nutrient intakes, body weight, physical activity and eating behaviours in children aged 5-12 years in Ireland.
Progress report on sugar reduction in the UK between 2015 and 2018
Public Health England (PHE) released a progress report on the voluntary sugar reduction programme. This programme aims to reduce sugar by 20% by 2020 in food products that are most frequently consumed in children up to the age of 18.
Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK
A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.
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