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TweetWorld Cancer Research Fund, 22 May 2013
Our response to social media story on processed meat
We are aware of a story circulating social media and blog sites claiming to represent World Cancer Research Fund International’s position on processed meat. We had no involvement in the production of this article. The statement below is a true reflection of our stance on processed meat:
World Cancer Research Fund International recommends avoiding processed meat. This is the conclusion of an independent panel of leading scientists who, following the biggest review of international research ever undertaken, …
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TweetDennis Favier, March 12, 2013
Healthy food is Booming! There are numerous trademarks and health claims that giant food producers use to tell us that their products are super healthy. I understand that claiming to be fitting in a healthy diet is good for sales, so let me give you an insight in the tricks they use to make packaged food looking healthier.
Trick number one:
If you want to add a lot of sugar to your product, add different types. In this way these ingredients won’t be on top of the ingredient …
Fast Food, Food Industry, Headline, Health, High Impact News, Obesity and Weight loss, Sugar Sweetened Beverages »
TweetFebruary 20, 2013, The New York Times, Michael Moss
“What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive. I talked to more than 300 people in or formerly employed by the processed-food industry, from scientists to marketers to C.E.O.’s. Some were willing whistle-blowers, while others spoke reluctantly when presented with some of the thousands of pages of secret memos that I obtained from …
TweetHarvard School of Public Health, February 7, 2013
Pizza and cheese are the biggest food sources of saturated fat in the U.S. diet, and other dairy products and meat products are also are also major contributors. Keep in mind that all foods contain a mix of fats. Even “healthy” foods like chicken, fish, nuts, and oils do contribute some saturated fat to the diet, though they are much lower in saturated fat than beef, cheese, and ice cream. And it would be a mistake to cut back on nuts, oils, and …
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TweetDecember 15th, 2012, The Economist
IT IS LUNCHTIME at Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Mississippi, the fattest state in the fattest country in the Western world. Uniformed lunch ladies stand at the ready. Nine-year-olds line up dutifully, trays in hand. Yes to chocolate milk, yes to breaded chicken sandwiches, yes to baked beans, yes to orange jelly, no to salad. Bowls of iceberg lettuce and tomatoes sit rim to rim, rejected. Regina Ducksworth, in charge of Clinton’s lunch menu, sighs. “Broccoli is very popular,” she says, reassuringly.
Persuading children to eat vegetables …
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TweetNovember 8, 2012, The Syndey Morning Herald, Melissa Davey
AUSTRALIANS support a tax on unhealthy foods and many want a total ban on junk-food advertising, research has found – the same measures the food industry has claimed would be too unpopular to succeed.
More than two-thirds of the 1500 primary grocery buyers surveyed were in favour of a tax, while traffic-light labelling on all packaged foods also received strong support.
But the government has so far refused to implement the same measures that are supported by the public, while the peak body for …
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TweetOctober 17, 2012, Dr. Jonny Bowden: OPNINION
Ask 10 people to name the two worst movies ever made and you’ll probably get a lot of different answers. Ishtar? Waterworld? Showgirls? Hard to say.
Whether you’re picking movies, books, or politicians, there are so many candidates for awfulness that it’s hard to pick the top two.
But when it comes to food, the choice is easy.
French fries and soda.
Folks, if we took just those two “foods” out of our diet and nothing else, we’d be in a lot better shape than we are today. …
July 27, 2012 EmpowHer.com/Reuters Health
Fiber-enriched processed foods promise a healthier version of your favorite snacks, but do not expect them to keep your hunger at bay, a small study suggests.
In a short-term study of 22 women, researchers found no hunger-quashing effects of cho
colate bars containing four different “functional fibers,” such as inulin – aka “chicory root extract” – commonly found in fiber-enriched processed foods.
Overall, the women were just as hungry come lunch time as they were on a day when they ate a low-fiber bar for breakfast. And their food …
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TweetJune 25, 2012, Indianapolis Star, Gary Moore
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston, Ill., loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch – among other items – then paid for it all with food stamp credit.
Although some may be surprised to see “nutrition assistance” dollars going to buy food with little nutritional value, it’s perfectly legal under federal rules.
Some politicians and health advocates want that to change, saying restricting food stamp purchases to …
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TweetJune 19, 2012, ABC Australia
The ACT School Canteen’s Association is concerned that commercial contractors taking over canteens are thinking only of the bottom-line.
Nutrition Australia says canteen profits should not have to come at the expense of children’s health.
Nutritionist Doctor Rosemary Stanton says 40 per cent of a child’s daily food intake is consumed at school.
“Surveys in some states found that the average kid was having three junk food treats a day at school,” she said.
“We don’t mind them doing it occasionally, it’s just that there’s a time and a place …