Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
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Thursday 15 November 2012
An enterprising schoolgirl who raised more than £120,000 for charity through her controversial school meals blog has released a book charting her story.
Thursday 23 August 2012
After years of rebelling against official advice and protesting that using red, amber and green labels to signal the nutritional value of its products was too simplistic, Tesco is to adopt the popular "traffic light" system on its food and drink products.
Monday 23 July 2012
All last week I was a panellist on The Wright Stuff on Channel 5, a daily morning programme a full two hours long. Its presenter Matthew Wright engages the common man and woman, harvesting and challenging their opinions and feelings about life, culture and politics. The viewers, sharp, sensitive, smart, come from sectors of society largely disregarded by the elite.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Around one in six youngsters believe a blueberry muffin counts as part of their “five a day”, a poll has found.
Sunday 05 February 2012
The way we do our hair or make-up alters regularly, but it's unlikely that the stuff in our make-up bag mutates so conspicuously. Cosmetic colours vary, formulas improve, but – generically speaking – the products themselves remain the same.
Friday 06 January 2012
Saturday 31 December 2011
New Year Honours: Unsung Heroes
Saturday 31 December 2011
Corn buntings gather on a set-aside field near Devizes in Wiltshire.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Ever since we witnessed the dispiriting sight of mothers feeding their children takeaway burgers through the fence on a Jamie Oliver show, school dinners have become political.
Monday 21 November 2011
Forcing sick and disabled on to the job market
Friday 18 November 2011
Please excuse me while I have a wry laugh at this news just in: US Congress has a law going through that will allow schools in America to list pizza as a vegetable.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called Sarah Palin a Froot Loop for criticising the Obama administration's healthy eating initiatives, and said getting healthy foods to kids is a civil rights issue.
Saturday 05 February 2011
Britons ate 208 million more bags of crisps in 2010 than the year before as the economic downturn led to a more "relaxed" attitude to health, a magazine suggests. Sales of crisps rose 5.7 per cent to 134,622 tonnes, a 7,300-tonne increase on 2009, The Grocer reported.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
A council is considering imposing a £1,000 levy on new hot food takeaway shops.
Friday 28 January 2011
I don't want to be known as a "smug married". Then again, who would? But I'd be lying if I didn't grant myself an inward smile at the news that marriage has been proven to be beneficial to our mental and physical health.
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