UK government announces new measures to reduce childhood obesity by 2030

UK - The UK government has announced new measures aimed at halving childhood obesity rates by 2030, including efforts to prevent stores from displaying unhealthy food at checkouts and to ban the sale of caffeine-laden energy drinks to children. According to NutritionInsight, the industry and lobby groups have generally welcomed the announcement, as the UK…

Protein is critical to successful weight loss and maintenance, says DuPont

USA - DuPont Nutrition& Health latest research study demonstrates that incorporating protein in an energy-restricted diet is important in successful weight loss and maintenance. A clinical study carried out by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in collaboration with DuPont’s nutrition division showed that including high-protein source like soy protein would lead…

UK MPs call for ban in cartoons and fictional characters use on food products

UK - A group of UK MPs has called for a ban on cartoon and fictional characters being used to promote unhealthy, high-sugar foods as part of a raft of proposed measures to cut down on childhood obesity. According to FoodingredientsFirst, stripping out familiar characters like Kellogg’s breakfast cereal’s Tony the Tiger and Coco Monkey…