Advertising of food to children

This week the government announced that they would go ahead with the ban on the advertising of high fat, high salt and high sugar foods (HFSS foods) before the 9pm watershed. This is great news for parents of children who watch TV but there are some things to still consider. Companies can still advertise throughContinue reading “Advertising of food to children”

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) As a small business I commit to do my part in the following goals 1. EndContinue reading “Sustainability – what it means to this business”

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 eatingContinue reading “Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?”

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 2000Continue reading “Eating to reduce your risk of cancer”

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 lotContinue reading “Consultation on Nutrient Profiling”