How are you Tackling the Health Challenge?

Published on the 11th Oct, 2017 by Azmina

It’s World Obesity Day! Figures released today on an estimated 124 million children  being obese worldwide is yet another reason for us to find creative ways to work together to tackle the obesity crisis.

Is this about sugar? Is it about advertising spend? Is it about accessibility and appeal of healthy foods? I’m always in favour of experts debating the issues, so I think it’s timely that the Food and Drink Federation are holding their annual nutrition event focussing on the health challenge and how food and drink manufacturers can address it. (more…)

It’s time to reward good sugar reduction practice!

Published on the 2nd Oct, 2017 by Azmina

I was excited to read that The Sugar Reduction Summit has this year launched the Sugar Reduction Awards to recognise and celebrate the progress that’s being made in sugar reduction.  The Awards run alongside the Summit, on Thursday 9th November at The Royal Society in London.
I think this is a great initiative and am delighted to have been asked to join the Panel of Judges.

Az Judge at Sugar Reduction Awards

There are 7 categories to cover a whole raft of innovations and initiatives – from reformulation, to NPD, to best research, best sugar reduction awareness campaign and “sugar reduction hero” – it would be great to see some entries for this category from fellow dietitians or nutritionists that are specialising in this area!  Criteria varies across the categories but we’ll be looking at things like public health gain, impact, innovation, resourcefulness.