Arts and Entertainment Fat chance: Xand van Tulleken in ‘Horizon: Sugar vs Fat’

Last night's Horizon (BBC2) pitted the two best food types against each other in "Sugar vs Fat", a battle which – as I flounce towards a chubby middle age – I'm calling as a score draw. They're both brilliant.

Rise in rickets linked to ethnic groups that shun the sun

Rickets, the bone disease that causes bowed legs and stunted growth in children and is associated with Victorian England, is making a comeback.

Katy Guest: Shame on a doctor who leads teenage girls to eat badly

There was an alarming story in last week's papers about the findings of a Department of Health report on eating habits. The UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that teenage girls "are condemning themselves to a lifetime of ill health by eating less than three servings of fruit and vegetables every day," said one newspaper. "They are also shunning meat, depriving themselves of essential nutrients ... and eating far too much saturated fat."

A moment of joy inside the world's largest refugee camp

It is the worst drought in 60 years, and still thousands of starving people arrive at camps intended for half as many

Desperate Somalis driven by famine into war-torn capital

Mogadishu is on the front line of a brutal civil war, but 1,500 people a day are flocking there in hope of food

The business on...Jill McDonald, Chief executive, McDonald's UK

What relation is she to Ronald?

Somali Islamists vow to maintain aid ban

Al-Qa'ida-linked militants in Somalia vowed to keep most international aid workers away despite a worsening famine, as the UN warned today that 800,000 children could die in the region from starvation.

Sugar and spice and all things unhealthy: what teenage girls eat

Teenage girls have the unhealthiest diets in the UK, with fewer than one in 10 eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

The camps are full. Child graves are appearing. And still the hungry come

John Davison visits a Somali refugee shelter to witness the scale of the famine crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa

Millions could die of hunger as drought grips Horn of Africa

One woman told of how she walked for six days to reach the Dadaab camp with her three children, the oldest aged 7

Leading article: No excuses when it comes to famine

The debate about whether aid is a sound way of reducing poverty in developing nations is necessary and important. But what both sides agree upon is that it is essential to make a distinction between normal intergovernmental subventions and emergency famine relief.

Make a break for Britain

The school holidays are upon us, but if you're not joining the exodus abroad, there are still lots of enticing options closer to home

Team GB: Every stone turned in search of the missing one per cent

From cutting-edge training to toilet hygiene, Team GB's preparations leave nothing to chance. Robin Scott-Elliot reports

A grotesque symbol of starving Africa

Desperate women bind their stomachs to deaden hunger pains, eating next to nothing so children can be fed

Future of food: Meet the farmers and scientists who could save our fragile global food system

The era of cheap produce is over. So what next? Robin Barton meets the farmers, producers and scientists with the future of our food in their hands

£15 million raised in East Africa Appeal

The British public has donated £15 million to help people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa.

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