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National Food Strategy – Historic reforms of the food system are needed to improve the health of the nation and save the environment

The National Food Strategy published today calls on the Government to commit to a historic package of reforms to build a better food system for a healthier nation.

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Urgent action needed to reduce harm of ultra-processed foods to British children

British children are consuming ‘exceptionally high’ proportions of ultra-processed foods, increasing their risk of obesity and damaging their health. These are the findings of an SPHR funded study led by researchers at Imperial College London using data from thousands of children in England over a number of years, which looked at the health impact of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – food and drink heavily processed during their making, such as frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced packaged bread and some ready meals.

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Mandatory targets to cut salt in food would reduce excess heart disease deaths in deprived areas

Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to research by the University of Liverpool.

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