Energy content of main meals at major UK restaurants

An observational study published by the British Medical Journal compared the energy content of main meals served in major UK chain restaurants, both fast food and “full service”.

18/12/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Mandatory calorie labelling on food outside of the home

The Department of Health and Social Care, England is holding a consultation on implementing mandatory calorie labelling on all food and drink served outside of the home, including restaurants, cafes and online third party takeaway platforms.

 

25/09/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

New strategies to halve childhood obesity by 2030

The UK government have announced the second part of their childhood obesity plan which aims to reduce childhood obesity by half by 2030. This follows on from the first part of the childhood obesity: a plan for action published in 2016.

02/07/2018   by Sinead Hurley  

Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce the calories we buy

A new review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence that nutritional labelling on menus can reduce the calories purchased in restaurants. The researchers found that calorie labelling on menus would reduce energy purchased per meal by 7.8% or 47kcal (on an average 600kcal meal).

13/03/2018   by Anne Parle  

One third of UK adults underestimate calorie intake

Research suggests that UK adults eat more calories than they realise. It suggests that men on average eat 3,119 calories, while reporting to eat 2,065 calories and women on average consume 2,393 calories but report eating 1,570 calories. On average adults surveyed under-reported their calorie intake by 32%.

21/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

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