Policy

Sustainability – what it means to this business

In a recent network meeting sustainability in business was discussed. Most of the focus was on climate action but it led me to think about how Porter Nutrition is working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (see picture below) https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ As a small business I commit to do my part in the following goals 1.… Continue reading Sustainability – what it means to this business

food · Health promotion · Healthy Eating · Policy

Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?

Image: Commons Wikimedia -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_3224_Pulses_and_legumes.jpg   This is a very complicated question because there are so many factors involved, but it has been the subject of much debate over the last few years. The latest headline comes from work by scientists at Harvard University in the USA. The proposed diet moves us all away from eating… Continue reading Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?

Diet · Health promotion · Healthy Eating · Policy

Eating to reduce your risk of cancer

Today sees the launch of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. The report takes all the studies on cancer and brings them together to see what the evidence base is. It takes all the individual studies you see in the newspapers and many more and brings them together. The report is 2000… Continue reading Eating to reduce your risk of cancer

Policy

Consultation on Nutrient Profiling

There is currently a consultation out on the thresholds for which foods can be advertised to children. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-uk-nutrient-profiling-model-2018-review Here is my response: I welcome the proposed changes in the nutrient profiling. I specifically welcome the change from total sugar to free sugar in line with the SACN recommendations for free sugars. There is a lot… Continue reading Consultation on Nutrient Profiling