25/2/11 news.carrentals.co.uk – by Andrew Roberts
Official figures reveal a ten-fold increase since 2001 in the number of Britons who are clinically obese and require treatment to lose weight.
Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD-ROM about Type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community, to help people better manage their diabetes and ultimately improve their quality of life.
There are more than two million South Asian people living in the UK today (of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent), which represents around four per cent of the total population. South Asian people who live in the UK are up to six times more likely to have diabetes than the White population.
February 2011 - www.nutrition.org.uk
Giving kids the real story about their food – BNF launches new resources on food and farming today
Ensuring that children and young people know about healthy eating, where their food comes from and how to cook, has become increasingly important. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is delighted to launch new, free resources for all schools throughout the UK to support this essential learning – this is latest addition to our Food – a fact of life website. Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at the BNF explained, “We are thrilled to launch these new resources which are a new way for us to support teachers in educating young people about their food.”
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published its report on Iron and Health on 25 February 2011. The report considers the potential adverse effects of low iron intake and of excess, and also the associations between consumption of red and processed meat and cancer risk since these foods are sources of iron in the diet.
Nutritionists are claiming “moderate” red meat consumption has positive benefits, flying in the face of government advisers who urge a cut in consumption.
By Martin Beckford, Health Correspondent
Britons will be told this week to limit their red meat consumption to the equivalent of a large pack of mince a week for the sake of their health.
18/2/11 www.guardian.co.uk by Tom Meltzer
Whether it’s from KFC, Tennessee, Dixie, Perfect or Golden, fried chicken is Britain’s fastest growing fast food. Can anything stem our appetite for it?
Chicken tonight . . . fried chicken now accounts for 4% of the country’s eating-out market. Photograph: Alamy
UEA: DuPont Health and Nutrition Senior Leadership to address global food challenges at 6th Dubai International Food Safety Conference, Gulfood 2011
February 15, 2011, Dubai — DuPont, one of the leading science-powered innovative companies is addressing the global issue of increasing demand for food at the Gulfood 2011 scheduled from 27th February – 2nd March, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai. DuPont will present comprehensive solutions to the food industry by addressing food safety, ingredients and packaging solutions.
NEW RESEARCH REVEALS FACT: A bought curry with all the extras (Rice, Naan, Sag Aloo, Poppadom and Chutney) could provide over 20.5g of salt, the equivalent of over THREE times your maximum recommended intake of 6g a day.
Survey reveals nutritional value of takeaway meals in Bradford district are still not good enough
Officials in Oldham are considering imposing a £1,000 levy on new hot food takeaway shops.
4/1/11 www.meatinfo.co.uk (- Published: 01 February, 2011)
The WWF has launched a new sustainable diet that recommends people eat less meat.
3/2/11 BBC News By Dil Neiyyar (BBC Asian Network)
Curry chefs are being sent back to school to learn to cook healthily.
One local authority is running special classes for them because they are worried that a lot of restaurants are serving dishes which are too high in salt, fats and calories.
Scholars, Experts, Consultants, Specialists and Environmental Health Offices ready to help you. » read more
- UK clinical obesity levels rise 10-fold over 10 years.
- UK: Diabetes UK releases interactive CD for the South Asian community
- UK: New resources for schools
- UK: SACN report on Iron and Health
- UK: “No Evidence that eating lean red meat in moderation has negative health effects”
- UK: Red meat beneficial, nutritionists claim
- UK: Government advisers to recommended lower meat consumption
- Britain’s fried-chicken boom
- UEA: DuPont Health and Nutrition Senior Leadership to address global food challenges at 6th Dubai International Food Safety Conference, Gulfood 2011
- UK: Shocking levels of salt hidden in our curry night
- UK: Romantic meals for 2 could lead to broken hearts
- UK: Salt warning in Bradford takeaways
- UK: Council plans fat tax for takeaways
- UK: WWF develops sustainable diet plan
- UK: Chefs take classes in making healthier curries
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