Does increasing healthy food choices in a hospital shop impact profit and consumer acceptability?

A study published in the Journal of Public Health has found that increasing healthy food choices in a hospital shop did not negatively affect sales or customer satisfaction.

25/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

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Choice, Food, Sales

Families spending more on treat foods than on fruits and vegetables

Research from safefood has found that families in Northern Ireland are spending more on treat foods than on fruit and vegetables.

24/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Children sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours

New findings from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS) reveal that children are sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours. The CCLaS Study is a study of school children aged 8 to 11 years old living in Cork city and Mitchelstown. Children wore accelerometers for 7-days to measure activity levels.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Soft-drinks Industry Levy in Northern Ireland

On 6 April 2018, a soft-drinks industry levy was introduced for Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. The tax applies to sugary drinks that have an added sugar content of at least 5g per 100ml.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland

The Department of Finance have provided an update on the introduction of a sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland. The tax was due to begin on 6 April but will now commence on the 1 May 2018.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

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