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78% of Brits don't understand nutrition guidelines, research reveals

Brits may be at risk of serious illnesses as new research by Spoon Guru, the London-based technology start-up, has discovered that 78% of consumers don’t understand the daily recommended levels of salt, fat and sugar consumption guidelines. It surveyed 2,000 participants from the UK to investigate their spending habits and motivations for purchasing food over the last 12 months (May 2018-May 2019...Read more

Healthy Schools Rating Scheme published

The long-awaited Healthy Schools Rating Scheme has been published (8 July) by The Department for Education. The voluntary scheme asks for schools to complete a survey with questions such as whether healthy eating is a curriculum policy, whether food is grown on-site for school meals and how much time is spent on PE during the week. Schools taking part will get a bespoke report and a rating (gold...Read more

Obesity causes more cases of some cancers than smoking, warns charity

Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to Cancer Research UK. It says millions are at risk of cancer because of their weight and that obese people outnumber smokers two to one. Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: "As smoking rates fall and obesity rates rise, we can clearly see the impact on a national health crisis when...Read more

Hospitality careers in need of a re-brand, according to new research

Over half of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in hospitality, research from HIT Training and Get My First Job has found.Read more

Children consume as much as 10x sugar limit at school, claims sugar campaigner

British children are consuming as much as 10x the recommended sugar levels at school, sugar campaigning organisation, Sugarwise, has claimed. It says that although the current standards place limits on what can be served and that individual items may adhere to the standards, there is no overall limit on how much sugar is consumed. The campaigning and certification organisation claim that with...Read more

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