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BRITONS IGNORE HEALTHY ADVICE AND GET FATTER

BY CELIA HALL and

Food & Drink: Fruit fresh from the farm

THE MONTH-LONG celebration of organic food and farming continues next week with an emphasis on fruit and vegetables. Events include:

Healthy rule

Rules on food advertising will be tightened to help promote healthy eating, a consultation paper by the Independent Television Commission said.

Letter: A lower-cost family diet can still be a healthy one

Sir: I was most heartened to read your article 'The Sainsbury's trolly for pounds 46.62: could your family live on it?' (16 September) on the subject of healthy eating. It is only by such debate that we can create greater awareness of the need to eat more healthily. Our understanding is that about half the adult population of this country has been categorised as being either overweight or obese, often associated with eating either too much food or not the right balance of foods.

Health Update: Jellyfish joins the low-fat menu

JELLYFISH could be the next popular low-fat health food, say researchers at Auburn University, Alabama. They say the processed fish is low in calories and cholesterol and its texture has been savoured by the Chinese for more than 1,000 years. However, they admit in New Scientist, the jellyfish will need an image change before it finds its way into Western supermarkets.

In thing: La Fruit health food

Health food has always suffered from a deeply frumpy and anal (literally - just think bran and muesli) image. Right? Not always. Try these tasty, dinky La Fruit niblets. They look like typical health food snacks (chips of greyish cardboard that were once fruit), but taste delicious - like super fruity Opal Fruits without artificial colours and preservatives. Choose from raspberry or apricot when you crave something sweet.

etc ..Prices of Volvic mineral water in the West End

Newsagent: John Menzies, 104-106 Long Acre WC2. 500ml bottle: 50p.

Allders adds to Christmas cheer with 10% sales rise

CHRISTMAS sales at Allders department stores were 10 per cent up on the previous year, and the first 10 days of the January sale are running 16 per cent ahead of 1993.

Market Place: Bury

Anyone grieving over the demise of regional British food should take a trip to Bury market. Though lily-livered southerners might balk at some of the raw materials - cow's heels, pigs' feet, and Bradshaw of Padiham's quality tripe ('eat it cold with salads, or hot stewed with milk') - the experience is an antidote to hypermarket uniformity. And few will turn their noses up at Chorley cakes, ginger parkin and oven-bottom muffins.

Poor given chance to grow own food

UNEMPLOYED and poor people are being urged to grow their own food on a city's abandoned allotments.

BOOK REVIEW / The health food gravy-train: The Road to Wellville & collected stories - T Coraghessan Boyle: Granta, pounds 14.99 & pounds 9.99

FORGET the hype and the jokey, posturing name. T Coraghessan Boyle can write - even if he also overwrites. The Road to Wellville, his fifth novel, is often funny, and has a memorably monstrous comic protagonist.

MUSIC / Bach with more bite: Michael White on the new Passion of Jonathan Miller

TWO YEARS ago the cover of Opera Now magazine carried the banner headline JONATHAN MILLER IS UPSET, accompanied by a photograph of the doctor looking suitably glum. Last week he wasn't looking happy either, and the reason was the same. He is feeling under-cherished by the British opera world.

Lonely image of single people shown to be a myth

THE IMAGE of the single person living alone in a garret, lonely and depressed, eating fish fingers by candlelight, is a myth that can now be exploded.
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