Instead of fear-mongering with terrifying statistics, or setting up restaurants that promise an evening of calorie free dining, shouldn't we promote the art of moderation?
Cuddly comedian Michael McIntyre is paying £60 a day to have diet meals delivered to his door. But is this take-away approach healthy? Simon Usborne weighs in
Manufacturers' measurements do not take into account the caloric value of fibre
The Government, food industry and public health establishment connive in supporting the myth of convenience food
An enterprising schoolgirl who raised more than £120,000 for charity through her controversial school meals blog has released a book charting her story.
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.
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.
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.
Seven quangos attached to the Department for Education will disappear under the reforms, while the future of another nine bodies remains uncertain.
I can't recall yet seeing a stage show derived from a TV series that has ever been a wholly satisfactory venture, though perhaps, like the pile of Armstrong & Miller merchandise on offer tonight, a live arm is deemed a necessary accoutrement to a brand, as much as it is an exercise in going back to one's original roots.
Raise a glass to Organic Fortnight
Wayne Rooney is scoring goals through sheer instinct, according to former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Steaming is widely acknowledged as one of the healthiest ways to cook your vegetables. It keeps in many more nutrients than boiling, and is just as simple to do – especially if you invest in a purpose-made electric steamer.
Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman