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‘Yummy veggies’? ‘Fun-size’ snacks? On healthy eating, let’s stop the baby talk

January is an odd time for nutrition professionals. Having been ignored and uninvited for most of December we find ourselves…

The rise of the food fads: how plain old healthy eating got left behind

Change underpins fashion, rejecting what was then and replacing it with what is now. This is especially true in the…

What to eat: Anyone for acid-free snake oil?

The alkaline diet, the raw diet, all kinds of craziness all over the internet… the only word for it is ‘nutribollocks’

Don’t shrink our desserts, Jeremy Hunt, just tell us what’s in them

Is nothing sacred in the world of food? First we hear that farmed salmon has half the amount of omega-3…

How to cut sugar intake without making your life miserable

Going sugar-free is de rigueur these days but going cold turkey won’t suit everyone. In my experience the complete avoidance…

What you eat and drink can protect your skin from the sun

As a teenager in the late 1970s, a tan was the mark of a good holiday and the sun’s only…

Is that label legal?

The EU has authorised only 256 specific claims about food and supplements… and rejected more than 1,500

How do we know if supplements actually make a difference?

Vitamin and mineral supplements have been around for over a century now and, for some, they have become an integral…

Will Britain ever embrace fermented food?

These foods don’t have to include a fungus that looks like it has been in the airing cupboard for weeks

Down with superfoods! Dowdy foods can be just as super

Superfood, a term that has no legal or official meaning, is used to describe a food that is especially rich…