Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Why British diets are so unhealthy (report)

Food Foundation Launches its First Report - Force Fed

This new report assesses how difficult it is for British families to eat a healthy diet. Through original research and a literature review, it shows that poor diets now pose the greatest threat to our health. It demonstrates how much of our calories come from foods high in fat, sugar or salt. It documents weaknesses in planning regulations, advertising regulations, labeling, formulations and marketing. It assesses why the price balance of our foods is wrong, and argues that education on healthy eating can’t work when so many other factors push in the opposite direction. The onus must instead be placed on government to introduce a sugar tax and policies for the fruit and veg sector which could get a healthier balance of prices, and a fairer deal for farmers.

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