Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme: Report on progress towards the first 5% reduction and next steps – Public Health England

The report includes a detailed assessment of progress by the food industry towards the 5% reduction in the first year of the sugar reduction programme.  The reports includes: top line results showing progress to date in reducing sugar and calories in

Sugar reduction: juice and milk based drinks: A technical report outlining guidelines for industry, 2017 baseline levels for drinks in scope and next steps – Public Health England

A technical report outlining guidelines for industry, 2017 baseline levels for drinks in scope and next steps. Includes: clarity on products included in the categories baseline figures for juice and milk based drinks mechanisms through which the sugar reduction ambitions can

The current landscape of obesity services: a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity

Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity which calls for: Development of an obesity strategy for children and adults involving all stakeholders  to strengthen existing services and replicate best practice across the country. Obesity/weight management training should be introduced into medical school syllabuses

Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child – UNICEF

New analysis from UNICEF on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates. The report finds that more than

Report: West Midlands research workshop: Birmingham – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

SACN Statement on Diet, Cognitive Impairment and Dementias – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

Provides an overview of the currently available evidence on nutrition and cognitive impairment and dementias in adults. This statement considers evidence relevant to the prevention of cognitive impairment or dementias. This statement is not focused on evidence relevant to the

Forgotten not Fixed: A Blueprint to Tackle the Increasing Burden of Malnutrition in England – British Specialist Nutrition Association

Report from the that identifies that malnutrition continues to be a serious problem in modern Britain, with more than three million people in the UK estimated to be either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. The number of deaths from underlying malnutrition or

Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action March 2018 – Public Health England

Report from Public Health England that identifies public support for the government working with businesses to develop products with fewer calories and in smaller portions.  It calls on the food industry to achieve a 20% reduction in calories by 2024 in product categories

SACN: Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition Annual Report 2017

Annual report giving an overview of the work of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and its working groups and subgroup, along with details of members’ declarations of interest and their biographies.

Oral health improvement plan -Scottish Government

This document sets out the Scottish Government’s direction of travel for the future of oral health improvement and NHS dental services in Scotland following the publication of the consultation ‘Scotland’s Oral health Plan’ in September 2016.

Hidden hunger and malnutrition in the elderly – All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger

All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report calling on the government to investigate and record effectively rates of malnutrition in older people. This has an estimated to cost the NHS and social care of £15.7 billion a year by 2030.

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on Childhood obesity: Follow-up, Seventh Report of Session 2016-17 – Department of Health

Sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Health Select Committee’s report Childhood obesity: follow-up.  In the main it it accepts and welcomes the conclusions and recommendations that the Health Select Committee came to.

Assessing the health benefits and risks of the introduction of peanut and hen’s egg into the infant diet before six months of age in the UK A Joint Statement from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in food, Consumer products and the Environment – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT)

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) have published a joint statement outlining the assessment undertaken by the joint SACN-COT working group on the timing

Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity – Local Government Association

Briefing in cojunction with Public Health England that outlines the Whole Systems Obesity programme which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity. The programme is exploring the evidence and local practice to develop guidance and tools to help councils

Incentives and disincentives for reducing sugar in manufactured foods: An exploratory supply chain analysis: A set of insights for Member States in the context of the WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015–2020 – World Health Organization

This policy brief presents the results of a novel food supply chain analysis that identifies insights for governments to consider when designing sugar reduction strategies. It explores the incentives and disincentives to using sugar in manufactured foods throughout the “sugar supply chain”

A ‘Watershed’ Moment: Why it’s Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts – Obesity Health Alliance

Obesity Health Alliance commissioned the University of Liverpool to analyse the adverts shown during some of the TV shows popular with children in February 2017 to examine how many food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) adverts

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published by the World Health Programme, marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition,

Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2017 – World Health Organization

Outlines progress made by WHO member states against globally agreed targets to control long-term conditions and chronic diseases. It finds that whilst the United Kingdom has fully achieved on many targets in relation to smoking and unhealthy diets, there is

Nutritional Care Tool Report 2017 – British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

The BAPEN Nutritional Care Tool provides a unique opportunity for the Clinical Nutrition Community to collate and publish national level data regarding: the approaches to organising nutritional care at an organisational level with the proportion of Trusts with a nutrition